Pre-launch Corn Traits
By balancing plant breeding, biotechnology and agronomic systems, Monsanto scientists manage risk associated with drought, leading to improved moisture balance, increased yield and improved plant performance.
Genuity® Drought-tolerant Corn
Water utilization is becoming increasingly important around the world. In field trials, this trait product has been shown to stabilize yield in the historically dryland farms of the Western Great Plains. This lead gene enables the corn plant to maintain growth for a longer period of time during drought stress, lessening the impact that low soil-moisture content has on the plant’s physiology.
This project is part of Monsanto's research pipeline and has not been commercialized. Commercialization will be dependent on many factors including successful conclusion of the regulatory process.
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