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.
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.