Profile: Monsanto Co (MON.N)
20 Jan 2017
Monsanto Company (Monsanto), incorporated on February 9, 2000, along with its subsidiaries, is a provider of agricultural products for farmers. The Company provides seeds, biotechnology trait products, herbicides and precision agriculture tools to farmers. The Company operates through two segments: Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity.
Seeds and Genomics
Through its Seeds and Genomics segment, the Company produces seed brands, including DEKALB, Asgrow, Deltapine, Seminis and De Ruiter, and it develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds and precision agriculture to assist farmers in decision-making. The Company also provides other seed companies with genetic material and biotechnology traits for their seed brands. It offers products, such as Germplasm and Biotechnology traits. Its Germplasm applications include row crop seeds and vegetable seeds. Its row crop seeds include corn hybrids and foundation seed; soybean varieties and foundation seed, cotton varieties, hybrids and foundation seed, and other row crop varieties and hybrids, such as canola. Its vegetable seeds include open field and protected-culture seed for tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, squash, beans, broccoli, onions and lettuce. Its Biotechnology traits enable crops to protect themselves from borers and rootworm in corn, certain lepidopteron insects in soybeans and leaf- and boll-feeding worms in cotton, and enable crops, such as corn, soybeans, cotton and canola, to be tolerant of Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides.
Through its Agricultural Productivity segment, the Company manufactures Roundup brand herbicides and other herbicides, and provides lawn-and-garden herbicide products for the residential market. Its Herbicides product application includes nonselective agricultural, industrial, ornamental, turf and residential lawn and garden applications for weed control, and control of preemergent annual grass and small seeded broadleaf weeds in corn and other crops.
800 N Lindbergh Blvd
ST. LOUIS MO 63167
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