Genuity® Technology Showcase Tours To Highlight Monsanto’s Latest Trait Technologies And Agronomic Practices

02/06/2011

 

Monsanto Company’s latest trait technologies for corn, soybeans and cotton will be on display in fields across the United States this summer at Genuity® Technology Showcase Tours. These events highlight the latest advances in biotechnology, breeding and agronomic practices that can help farmers increase productivity and yield opportunity.

“Genuity® Technology Showcases have proven to be valuable experiences for farmers, seed dealers and other industry members to see firsthand the benefits of Genuity® biotechnology traits, as well as preview future trait innovations in Monsanto’s research-and-development pipeline,” said Genuity Corn Trait Marketing Manager Matthew Kirkpatrick. “They demonstrate the advantages these traits can provide where it matters most – in that person’s farming area.”

This season, more than 60 sites across the Corn and Cotton Belts will again feature products and agronomic practices that will include:

Corn Belt Technology Showcase Tours

  • Genuity® SmartStax® RIB Complete™ technology and *Genuity® VT Double PRO™ RIB Complete™, which is pending EPA registration. Genuity® RIB Complete™ products contain both insect-protected and refuge corn seed in a single bag. A separate refuge is not required, except in cotton growing regions.
  • The reduced refuge products:

-   Genuity® SmartStax® corn.

-   Genuity® VT Double PRO™ corn.

  • Genuity® VT Triple PRO™ corn
  • Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybeans.
  • Acceleron® seed treatment products for corn and soybeans.
  • Disease control and plant health benefits of fungicide use, with products such as Headline AMP™. 
  • Weed management.
  • Corn plant population, demonstrating alternative planting configurations like twin or 20-inch rows.
  • Genuity® pipeline products, including:

-   Drought tolerance in corn

-   Dicamba tolerant soybeans

 

Cotton Belt Technology Showcase Tours

  • Genuity® Bollgard II® cotton and Genuity® Bollgard II® with Roundup Ready® Flex cotton.
  • Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybeans.
  • Reduced refuge Genuity® VT Triple PRO™ corn and Genuity® VT Double PRO™ with corn earworm protection.
  • Acceleron® seed treatment products for corn, soybeans and cotton.
  • Disease control and plant health benefits of fungicide use, with products such as Headline AMP™. 
  • Weed management
  • Corn plant population, demonstrating alternative planting configurations like twin rows.
  • Drought-tolerant cotton, a pipeline technology

Genuity® trait technologies are designed to play a key role in helping farmers maximize their yield potential and profitability, while also producing and conserving more to help meet growing global demand for food, fuel and fiber.

Farmers who wish to participate in a Technology Showcase tour should contact their seed rep or agronomist for information about tour locations and schedules.

SmartStax® multi-event technology developed by Monsanto Company and Dow AgroSciences. Commercialization is dependent on multiple factors, including successful conclusion of the regulatory process. It is a violation of federal law to promote or offer to sell an unregistered pesticide.

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