Our seeds and traits research is committed to increasing yields for growers worldwide by improving genetics and stress tolerance, and helping to ensure effective weed and insect control. New investment in research, in combination with strategic collaborations and acquisitions, is resulting in more productive and resilient crops.
Our seed varieties address a broad spectrum of crops, including corn, soybeans, cotton, oilseeds and forage. Through our affiliates in North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia and India, many of our varieties have reached elite status through cultivation on at least a half-million acres annually, with some exceeding a million acres per annum.
Our high-quality germplasm has been the basis for innovations in conventional breeding and plant biotechnology. Pest and disease management traits enhance the yield potential of seeds and allow growers to improve efficiency, while reducing the impact of farming on the environment through such practices as conservation tillage. Our innovations also enhance the production of meat and dairy through feed and forage. For example, our Brachiaria hybrids are forage grasses with superior quality, yield and adaptation, allowing farmers to increase the number of grazing animals per hectare.
Our investment in canola and sunflower seed is an ongoing commitment to human health and wellness. The resulting Omega-9 Healthy Oils have replaced more than 1.5 billion pounds of trans and saturated fats from the North American food supply since 2005.
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