Many farmers and people know about Monsanto company because of the Roundup Ready® trait, which is a trait that gives in-plant tolerance to Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides. The trait was introduced to the market in 1996 and brought a whole new element to farmers. In 1996, farmers could plant soybeans and spray the soybeans with a Roundup agricultural herbicide. With the new in-plant protection, the weeds were gone but the soybeans were still as healthy as they were before they sprayed the field. More than a decade later, Monsanto offers more than just Roundup Ready® soybeans.
Whether it’s a higher yielding soybean that provides a broad spectrum of weed control with the Roundup Ready® system or a soybean plant that helps reduce trans-fatty acids, Monsanto has a lot to offer soybean farmers.
Monsanto’s soybean portfolio includes the following products:
Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® Soybeans: Monsanto’s second-generation soybean technology that is the platform for future traits. Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans allow for increased yield potential and the continued weed control farmers utilize year after year.
Vistive® Soybeans: Responding to the growing demand for healthier diets, Monsanto's new Vistive low-linolenic soybeans can reduce or virtually eliminate trans-fatty acids (trans fats) in processed soybean oil.
Vistive® Gold Soybeans: The Vistive® Gold trait, formerly known as Vistive® III, is a soybean plant that delivers a trans fat free, reduced saturated fat soybean oil with increased stability for frying and baking applications.
Stearidonic Acid (SDA) Omega-3 Soybeans: SDA Omega-3 soybeans have been enriched with steridonic acid (SDA), which the body converts to omega-3 fatty acids. This collaboration between Monsanto and DSM Nutritional Products will result in a broader omega-3 portfolio for development of new products that food companies can use to bring omega-3 health benefits to consumers.