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2011-05-06 00:00:30

Five seniors from Olin College have been working with Draper Laboratory for the past nine months to continue a collaboration to build a capable, autonomous off-road vehicle. The partnership, enabled via the Senior Capstone Program for Engineering program at Olin, began last year with Draper's first SCOPE sponsorship. This year's team has enhanced the John Deere Gator XUV that the previous year's team made capable of being controlled by a computer, to drive itself through complex environments...

2011-04-23 14:17:00

ST. LOUIS, April 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the St. Louis community works to assess damages and initialize clean-up efforts following the devastating storms that hit the area on Friday evening, Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) pledges $100,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in early relief efforts. Monsanto's donation is expected to support the agency in local efforts related to the storm and provide the agency with additional flexibility as the community works to complete the assessment...

2011-04-14 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and Atlas Venture, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Cambridge, Mass., today announced an agreement to enter a multi-year collaboration to explore investment opportunities in early-stage life sciences technology companies. Under the agreement, Monsanto will work with Atlas to identify strategic investments in a number of technology focus areas within agriculture to support and...

2011-04-13 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In just over a year, the America's Farmers Grow Communities program has given more than 1,200 farmers across the country an opportunity to win a combined $3 million to benefit community not-for-profit organizations ranging from health centers to scholarship funds. The program, sponsored by Monsanto Fund, is gearing up for its second year and will join with farmers to contribute an additional $3 million to make an even bigger impact in their local...

2011-04-12 14:30:00

ST. LOUIS, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced a 5-year, $300 million public debt offering. Notes will be issued at 99.787 percent and bear interest at 2.75 percent, resulting in a yield of 2.796 percent. The notes mature on April 15, 2016, with a first interest payment date of Oct. 15, 2011. The proceeds from the debt offering will be used for general corporate purposes, including repaying a note due to Pfizer Inc. related to Monsanto's...

2011-03-30 09:00:00

ST. LOUIS, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced it will issue the company's financial results for its fiscal 2011 second quarter on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 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 second quarter and year-to-date as well as future expectations. The call may include a...

2011-03-14 08:00:00

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany and ST. LOUIS, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BASF and Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced a new agreement to collaborate on the advancement of dicamba tolerant cropping systems. The companies have granted reciprocal licenses, and BASF has agreed to supply formulated dicamba herbicide products to Monsanto. The agreement will facilitate further development work and subsequent commercialization of a dicamba tolerant system, which includes innovative dicamba...

2011-03-08 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, March 8, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and Sapphire Energy, Inc. today announced an agreement to enter a multi-year collaboration that will leverage Sapphire's algae-based research platform to discover genes that could be applied to agriculture, particularly in the field of yield and stress. Sapphire Energy is known for its leading work in bio-energy, which involves applying synthetic biology to produce drop-in replacement fuels such as gasoline, diesel, and...

2011-02-22 13:29:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced that it has acquired Divergence, Inc., a privately-held St. Louis-based biotechnology research and development company. Divergence's current focus is its work with parasitic nematodes, including developing biotechnology traits for nematode control and nematicides with novel modes of action and superior safety profiles. "Nematodes are one of the most challenging agricultural pests farmers face each year, and...

2011-02-11 08:05:00

LUBBOCK, Texas, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve M. Hawkins is named chief executive officer of Smartfield, an innovator in plant information technology. Hawkins was partner in The Context Network, a business management consulting firm specializing in agriculture. Hawkins is a 40-year veteran in the agricultural industry whose previous post included president and COO of Delta and Pine Land and held leadership positions in Asgrow Seed Company. "Agriculture technology has always been at...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.