Research and Development
Research is the heart of Monsanto and its future. The company invests more than 180 million dollars every year toward research to improve vegetable varieties. With 55 research stations around the world, its global presence helps researchers discover new varieties that meet regional consumer needs and are adapted to local microclimates. The depth and breadth of the vegetable product line sold through our brands is the result of the company's strong commitment to research and development.
Seed health plays a critical role in our ability to supply our customers with seed free of seed-borne diseases. Built-in (genetic) control of diseases often offers the best protection against widespread diseases like downy mildew, a common disease in cucumber.
Another benefit genetic disease control may have is reduced pesticide applications, which means less impact on our planet, the people working in the field and on production costs for the grower.
Our aim is to be best in class and to deliver our customers the highest quality seed with the greatest potential for successful production.
A Focus on Nutrition
Monsanto is developing products that will not only bring benefits to growers but also offer improved nutrition to consumers.
Monsanto plans to continue building on that platform, and develop new healthy and flavorful foods for consumers through research, collaborations and partnerships. The company’s goal is to help meet the challenge of agricultural sustainability and improve the quality and appeal of vegetables.