Monsanto to invest $20 million in plant breeding centers

Photo courtesy of St. Louis Business Journal
Photo courtesy of St. Louis Business Journal

Monsanto announced it will invest $20 million during the next two years to speed up the pace of breeding research.

The money will be spent to develop centers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota and Nebraska, where the company will combine breeding research with data science and predictive analytics.

Mike Graham, global corn breeding lead for Monsanto, said data from decades of field research and genetic trials, coupled with those advanced analytics, can help the company in its search for higher yields.

Read more in the St. Louis Business Journal

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