For farmers today, it’s all about getting the most yield out of every acre of corn, while using as few inputs as possible -- such as insecticides and nitrogen. Monsanto’s corn traits help farmers do this by providing cutting-edge technology that protects the plant’s yield.
Today, our researchers use breeding techniques and technology tools such as genomics, crop analytics and molecular breeding, commonly known as marker-assisted breeding, to unlock the yield potential within the seed.
Monsanto offers corn farmers the ability to control weeds and pests with a single seed through a process known as "trait stacking."
DroughtGard™ Hybrids: DroughtGard™ Hybrids are the newest offering from the Genuity® corn family. They are designed to help farmers mitigate the risk of yield loss when experiencing drought stress.
Genuity® SmartStax® RIB Complete™: Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete is the industry’s first single-bag refuge solution for U.S. farmers in the Corn Belt. It provides growers with the broadest spectrum of insect control above the ground (corn earworm, fall army worm, etc) and below the ground -- while reducing the amount of acres farmers have to plant in refuge acres from 20% to 5%.
Genuity® VT Triple PRO® RIB Complete™: Genuity VT Triple PRO RIB Complete offers farmers dual modes-of-action for protection against above-ground insects, a single mode-of-action for corn rootworm protection and herbicide tolerance.
Genuity® VT Double PRO® RIB Complete™: The second Genuity RIB Complete product to market is a blend of 95 percent Genuity® VT Double PRO® and 5 percent refuge seed, delivering the lowest refuge in the corn-growing area* for above-ground insect protection.
Genuity® VT Double PRO®: Tailored for above-ground only insect protection, including corn earworm and fall -armyworm control. It also reduced the structured refuge requirement from 20% to 5% in the Corn Belt.
Genuity® VT Triple PRO®: The industry’s first dual mode-of-action above-ground insect protection in corn which is stacked with below-ground insect protection and Roundup Ready 2® Technology. Genuity VT Triple PRO reduces refuge requirements from 50% to 20% in the Cotton Belt.
Processor Preferred®: Starts with selecting High Fermentable Corn (HFC) hybrids for their high ethanol yield capabilities, then provides marketing and technical support to processors and growers, and extends to efforts to help build ethanol infrastructure.