Monsanto is committed to supporting research with academic and USDA scientists who have complementary areas of expertise. This program is designed to develop new collaborative research projects with researchers who have expertise and interests in areas that will enhance our fundamental understanding of corn rootworm that could lead to economical, practical, and sustainable solutions for farmers.

Inclusion of growers in the process will ensure that the research is focused on discovering information that could lead to future corn rootworm management solutions.

Involvement of the academic community as advisors and stakeholders, in addition to expert reviewers, will enrich Monsanto’s understanding of corn rootworm resistance and strengthen Monsanto’s internal programs.