Science Behind Our Products

To meet our 2030 commitments Monsanto has adopted a new vision for agriculture built upon three pillars. These pillars are advanced breeding, biotechnology, and improved agronomic practices. When all three components are fully integrated, we can provide the best tools and technology to farmers so they can meet the goals of feeding, clothing and fueling the world.


Breeding is largely focused on improving the overall genetics of a crop by using technology to identify the most powerful plant breeding stock.

Read more about our breeding practices and technology

Biotechnology, or genetic engineering, is the process of inserting a gene from one species, like a plant or a bacterium, into another species. At Monsanto our biotechnology work is concentrated on but not limited to corn, cotton, soybeans and canola.

More on biotechnology at Monsanto

Agronomic practices are steps farmers incorporate into their farm management systems to improve soil quality, enhance water use, manage crop residue and improve the environment through better fertilizer management.

Learn more about agronomics at Monsanto

Commercialization is dependent on multiple factors, including successful conclusion of the regulatory process. The information presented herein is provided for educational purposes only, and is not and shall not be construed as an offer to sell, or a recommendation to use, any unregistered pesticide for any purpose whatsoever. It is a violation of federal law to promote or offer to sell an unregistered pesticide.