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2013-01-30 08:31:58

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company today announced it has purchased select assets of Agradis, Inc. (Agradis), a privately held company focused on developing sustainable agricultural solutions. Monsanto's purchase includes the Agradis name and its collection of microbes that can improve crop productivity. Monsanto has also acquired the company's R&D site in La Jolla, California. Additional details were not disclosed. Agradis was formed in 2011 by Synthetic Genomics...

2013-01-24 23:03:34

Monsanto to evaluate PhaseRx's SMARTT Polymer Technology® for potential agricultural applications. Seattle, WA. (PRWEB) January 24, 2013 PhaseRx, Inc., a privately held RNAi delivery technology company, announced today that it has signed a funded technology evaluation agreement with Monsanto Company for PhaseRx's delivery technologies. Through the agreement, Monsanto will evaluate PhaseRx's SMARTT Polymer Technology® for potential agricultural applications. Terms of the agreement...

There Is A Limit For How Long Plants Can Adapt To Drought
2013-01-23 13:50:15

University of Arizona Plants can adapt their demand for water depending on how much is available - However, this resilience has a limit, and prolonged drought conditions threaten the survival of plant communities, especially in more arid areas Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, or USDA, and their partners have determined that water demand by many plant communities can fluctuate in response to water availability, indicating a capacity for resilience even when changing...

2013-01-23 12:21:53

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and leading grower organizations in Brazil announced today that they have reached an agreement that will support the introduction of next-generation products like INTACTA RR2 PRO(TM) soybeans. The agreement represents an important next step towards the commercial introduction of INTACTA RR2 PRO(TM) soybeans in the country. It demonstrates strong support by the Agriculture and Livestock Confederation of Brazil (CNA), a...

Amazon Rainforest Under Threat From Climate Change
2013-01-18 06:36:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A megadrought that started in 2005 is still affecting a portion of the Amazon Rainforest twice the size of California, a new study led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) finds. The results of this study, combined with the observed recurrences of droughts every few years and associated damage to forests in both the southern and western Amazon over the past decade, reveal that the rainforest might be showing the initial signs of...

United States Experienced Hottest Year On Record In 2012
2013-01-09 04:04:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A mild winter followed by a long, sweltering summer with widespread drought made 2012 the warmest year on record for the continental United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on Tuesday. The average annual U.S. temperature rose to 55.32 degrees Fahrenheit last year, one degree warmer than the previous record set in 1998 and 3.2 degrees warmer than the 20th century average, the federal...

2012-12-19 16:21:39

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced it will issue the company's financial results for its fiscal 2013 first quarter and annual research and development pipeline update on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, prior to market open. Monsanto will hold a conference call at 8:30 a.m. central time (9:30 a.m. eastern time) in conjunction with the announcement of its results. The call will focus on the company's results for the first quarter, future expectations and an...

Mapping Plant Stress
2012-12-06 18:06:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: The Evaporative Stress Index ] This past summer, American farmers watched helplessly as billions of dollars worth of crops succumbed to drought conditions. In an effort to mitigate the adverse effect of future droughts, scientists at NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are looking to measure and track a potential bellwether of crop conditions: plant stress. Healthy plants...

2012-12-03 12:22:46

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of 37.5 cents per share. The dividend is payable on Jan. 25, 2013 to shareowners of record on Jan. 4, 2013. It relates to the first quarter of the company's 2013 fiscal year. About Monsanto Company Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity...

2012-12-03 12:22:17

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas AgriLife Research, an agency of the Texas A&M University System, and Monsanto Company announce the call for applications for students interested in pursuing research in wheat or rice plant breeding. Applications for Monsanto's Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program (MBBISP) are being accepted now through February 1, 2013. Funds are available for scholars pursuing a doctorate in wheat or rice plant breeding. Students interested in...