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New Breeding Technologies Allow WestBred® Wheat to Improve Yields Today, While Preparing for Tomorrow  (February 27, 2014). New Wheat Breeding Technology Center Opens in Idaho. Over the past ten years farm products level have reached an all- time high because of increased acres and improved yields. Corn and Soybeans production have set the standarts in the U.S., but where does wheat lie in the mix? New innovation in wheat technology sometimes go unnoticed, but...  Click here for full release 

 

NDSU Forms Partnership with Monsanto to Develop Better Wheat Varieties (September 21, 2012). North Dakota State University (NDSU) and Monsanto announced today a collaboration that will allow both to improve their wheat breeding programs. The collaboration brings together the breeding research of Monsanto and NDSU to develop better wheat varieties. Click here for full release 

 

WestBred Donates $25,000 to Help Combat Wheat Stem Sawfly (October 21, 2011). Great Falls, Montana - Montana based WestBred announced a donation of $25,000 to the Montana Grains Foundation (MGF) to help fund a new initiative to find better ways to manage and control the wheat stem sawfly. Click here for full release

 

Virginia Tech Forms New Partnership with Monsanto to Develop Better Wheat Varieties (Nov. 16, 2010). The collaboration is another important partnership for the wheat industry, bringing together the expertise and technologies of both of Monsanto and Virginia Tech to develop better wheat varieties for growers that might not be created otherwise.

 

 

InterGrain and Monsanto Announce New Wheat Breeding Collaboration (August 26, 2010)Monsanto to share technology, germplasm with Australian breeding leader; makes equity investment. Click here for full release


BASF Plant Science and Monsanto to Expand Their Collaboration in Maximizing Crop Yield (July 7, 2010). Wheat added as a fifth crop to the companies' joint plant biotechnology pipeline. The companies agree to additional investments in the collaboration designed to develop higher-yielding crops. Click here for full release

 

Kansas State University partners to improve wheat breeding program (June 11, 2010)MANHATTAN, Kan. – A new public/private collaborative agreement is expected to result in improved wheat varieties for Kansas wheat growers. Kansas State University and Monsanto announced today a relationship that will allow both to improve their wheat breeding programs. Click here for full release

 

Monsanto Company Invests in Developing New Technologies for Wheat With Acquisition of WestBred® Business (July 14, 2009)

Monsanto Company announced today it is expanding its strong seeds and traits portfolio to include wheat. The company has acquired the assets of WestBred, LLC, a Montana-based company that specializes in wheat germplasm, the crop's seed genetic material. The investment will bolster the future growth of Monsanto's seeds and traits platform and allow farmers to benefit from the company's experience in drought-, disease- and pest-tolerance innovations. Click here for full release



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