Genuity DroughtGard Hybrids


The trait in DroughtGard Hybrids is the world’s first and only drought-tolerant biotechnology trait for corn. It is designed to help corn plants resist drought stress and minimize the risk of failure in drought conditions.

DroughtGard Hybrids are part of a systems approach that combine best agronomic recommendations, germplasm and a drought-tolerant biotech trait. They are designed to help the plant adapt to drought stress, use available soil moisture efficiently and provide the opportunity to help minimize yield loss from drought.

DroughtGard Hybrids are available to be stacked with the following traits:

  • Genuity® VT Double PRO® RIB Complete® corn blend
  • Genuity® VT Triple PRO® RIB Complete® corn blend
  • Genuity® VT Double PRO® corn
  • Genuity® VT Triple PRO® corn

For the past several years, Monsanto’s drought breeding and testing program for this product has specifically targeted the Western Great Plains. By focusing our testing where our customers are located, we can help to maximize the opportunity to deliver integrated breeding and biotechnology for drought. We can also work closely with growers to assist with agronomic recommendations.

On-Going Research

Monsanto is committed to bringing farmers the tools to be more efficient on their land, while also reducing their impact on the environment. One of the biggest challenges farmers face each year -- especially in the Western Great Plains of the United States -- is drought. That's why we've dedicated our resources to helping them find solutions.

In addition to product solutions, like DroughtGard Hybrids, we also developed our Water Utilization Center in Gothenburg, Nebraska, to focus on helping farmers achieve their yield and productivity goals, with an emphasis on water utilization.

We understand the challenges farmers face. And that's why we're committed to working with them to bring products to their farms that will help them do what they do best -- feed our growing world sustainably.

The drought-tolerant biotech trait is part of Monsanto's Yield and Stress collaboration in plant biotechnology with Germany-based BASF. The collaboration is aimed at developing higher-yielding crops and crops more tolerant to adverse environmental conditions, such as drought.

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