We produce leading seed brands in large-acre crops like corn, cotton, and oilseeds (soybeans and canola), as well as small-acre crops like vegetables. We also produce leading in-the-seed trait technologies for farmers that are aimed at protecting their yield, supporting their on-farm efficiency and reducing their on-farm costs.
As a company, we remain committed to broadly licensing our seed and trait technologies to other companies throughout the world. This approach ensures that farmers can access our products in the varieties that mean the most to their farm.
In addition to our seeds and traits business, we also manufacture the world's best-selling herbicide, Roundup®, and other herbicides used by farmers, consumers and lawn-and-garden professionals.
Our business is structured in two segments:
- Seeds and Traits
The Seeds and Traits segment consists of the company's global seeds and traits business, and genetic technology platforms - including biotechnology, breeding and genomics.
- Crop Protection
The Crop Protection segment consists primarily of agricultural and industrial, turf and ornamental herbicide products.
Monsanto Research and Development
Monsanto invested more than $1.5 billion last fiscal year researching new tools for farmers. The company concentrates the vast majority of its R&D efforts on new biotech traits, elite germplasm, breeding, new variety and hybrid development, and genomics research. Other R&D projects support the company’s current products, including improved formulations of Roundup herbicide.