Corn is the largest crop in the world in terms of production and consumption, with nearly 1 billion metric tons of the grain produced and more than 930 million tons consumed by livestock and people. Production and consumption of corn has doubled from around 475 million tons in less than 25 years. Clearly, the world needs production to keep up with consumption.
Throughout corn’s growing season, farmers face all sorts of production challenges from weeds, bugs and diseases. The combination of challenges is a reason why Monsanto has more than a dozen projects in our corn R&D pipeline dedicated to protecting a farmer’s corn yield.
Below, you can hover over or touch the boxes if you are on a mobile device to learn about the projects in Monsanto’s corn pipeline.