Agronomic Solutions Platform
Monsanto featured two advancements in its agronomic solutions platform that are designed to provide farmers with multiple solutions to combating weeds and multiple nematode species that impair productivity. Nematicide chemistry would provide farmers with control against nematode species in a wide variety of crops. The company also advanced its improved dicamba formulation, which would provide farmers with an additional tool for weed management, to the final phase before commercialization.
The following is a complete list of the 18 projects advancing phases in 2013.
Next-Generation Corn Rootworm (Advanced to Phase 1) Next-Generation Corn Rootworm would provide farmers with multiple modes of action against corn rootworm. This project would build upon current corn rootworm technology, with multiple, new modes of action that would offer the opportunity for greater control and durability against corn rootworm.
Next-Generation Above-Ground Insect Protection for Corn (Advanced to Phase 1) Next-Generation Above-Ground Insect Protection is designed to offer increased control and durability against key lepidopteran pests. This next-generation project would provide multiple modes of action against above-ground insects, providing a broad spectrum of efficacy on farmer's fields.
Next-Generation Insect-Protected Soybeans (Advanced to Phase 1) Next-Generation Insect-Protected Soybeans add additional modes of action, improving current yield protection and trait durability from previous generation products. This product is designed to provide multiple modes of action to primary and secondary insect pests with a broad spectrum of insect protection.
Next-Generation Genuity(R) Bollgard(R) Cotton (Advanced to Phase 1) Next-Generation Genuity(R) Bollgard(R) Cotton is designed to enhance the insect protection in earlier Bollgard(R) products. This next-generation technology would provide season-long protection with multiple modes of action against key lepidopteran pests in cotton fields worldwide.
Herbicide-Tolerant Wheat (Advanced to Phase 2) Herbicide-Tolerant wheat is designed to incorporate tolerance to multiple herbicide modes of action, giving growers multiple options for weed management. Early field trials showed excellent tolerance to dicamba and glufosinate.
Insect Protected + Roundup Ready(R) Sugarcane (Advanced to Phase 2) Insect-protected + Roundup Ready(R) Sugarcane is designed to use the Bt technology widely adopted in corn and cotton to control economically damaging pests in Brazil, including sugarcane borer. The insect protection is combined with the Roundup Ready(R) gene for more flexible weed control.
Dicamba-, Glufosinate- and Glyphosate-Tolerant Corn (Advanced to Phase 3) Dicamba-, Glufosinate- and Glyphosate-Tolerant Corn is designed to build on the Roundup Ready(R) Xtend crop system and provide farmers with additional herbicide-tolerance options. This product would contain multiple herbicide tolerance traits enabling use of herbicides with different modes of action, expanding growers' options to protect their corn crop from weed infestations.
Dicamba- and Glufosinate-Tolerant Cotton (Advanced to Phase 4) Dicamba-and Glufosinate-Tolerant Cotton would represent Monsanto's first stack of herbicide-tolerant technologies in cotton, containing Genuity(R) Roundup Ready(R) Flex stacked with Dicamba-and Glufosinate-tolerance for three unique modes of action. Part of the Roundup Ready(R) Xtend Crop System, this would provide cotton growers with the most effective weed management system available.
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