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November 19, 2008

 

Monsanto announces 2008 preliminary corn yield data
 
Press Release
 
 

Monsanto has released a preliminary review of its yield trials conducted throughout the Corn Belt.

 

Research generated at more than 12,800 head-to-head comparisons validate that farmers who use DEKALB corn seed and trait products are seeing higher yields and better harvest moisture. The 2008 data underscores that farmers who use DEKALB corn seed realised US$25-65 in additional value per acre when compared with the leading national competitive seed offerings.

 

Data collected from more than 12,800 research comparisons demonstrate that nationally, the five leading DEKALB corn seed products outyielded national competitive corn seed products by 9.8 bushels per acre. Monsanto's DEKALB brand also outyielded Pioneer's competitive corn seed products by 8.8 bushels per acre in data collected from 9,870 head-to-head comparisons throughout the Corn Belt.

 

Preliminary data collected from 418 locations throughout the Corn Belt demonstrate that the five leading ASI corn seed products are delivering more than 7 bushels per acre than leading national competitors. ASI's yield advantage was most striking in the 110-day and 115-day relative maturity (RM) zones. The ASI products delivered a yield advantage of more than 11 bushels per acre in the 110-day RM zone and 10 bushels per acre in the 115-day RM zone.

 

Monsanto announced its intent to double the crop yields of corn, soy and cotton by 2030 compared to a base year of 2000 in countries where it is able to offer its technology to farmers.

 

Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality.

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