Monsanto is still on track to become part of Bayer AG by the end of the year, but in the meantime it is business as usual and that business continues to expand to offer more solutions for farmers. The company made a number of major announcements as part of its Annual Research & Development Showcase on Thursday.
Monsanto subsidiary The Climate Corporation unveiled more than 35 projects in the R&D pipeline, and an expansion of the Climate FieldView™ digital agriculture platform. “Our research is aimed at improving farmer or grower productivity,” said Monsanto Chief Technology Officer Dr. Robb Fraley.
Fraley was joined by Climate Corporation CEO Mike Stern and Chief Scientist Sam Eathington to talk about the new projects. [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/monsanto-climate-1-5-17.mp3″ text=”Monsanto/Climate Corporation R&D Pipeline”]
Also, the BioAg Alliance, a collaboration between Monsanto and Novozymes, announced results from its 2016 field trial program and shared an updated research pipeline. “We’re especially excited about Acceleron® B-300 SAT and think it could have a fit on more than 90 million acres,” said Fraley during the Monsanto webcast. [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/fraley-bioag.mp3″ text=”Robb Fraley comments on BioAg Alliance”]