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monsanto 07-12-06c

  1. 1. Corn Basics Corn is a cross-pollinated crop Tassel is the male part – Ear is the female part – The corn planted by farmers is a hybrid Made up by ‘crossing’ two unique inbreds – The development of new inbreds takes 6-7 breeding – cycles Traditionally, the entire process of creating new inbreds has taken up to 7 years 1
  2. 2. Hybrid Testing - Corn Number Tested Stages Year Each year, 15−25 new- Tens of based genetics will Thousands Screening 1 make the grade for Thousands Advanced Testing 2 small-scale commercial testing Hundreds Mini-FACT* Plots 3 These new products 100 FACT Testing (full-size Strips) are quot;base geneticsquot; 4 and do not include 15 Small-Scale Commercial Use specific trait versions 5 (for selected growers) 15 Large Scale Product 6 Availability 2 *Field Analysis Comparison Trials
  3. 3. Corn Germplasm Performance MON 2005 Yield vs. Competitors Corn Yield (Bushels/Acre) 210 Monsanto Competitors 200 190 180 170 160 150 95 100 105 110 115 Relative Maturity (Days) 3
  4. 4. ™ YieldMaker Advanced Genetics ® ® from DEKALB and Asgrow YieldMaker Advantage YieldMaker™ Corn Products for 2007 In 25,375 comparisons with leading competitive High-yielding corn built on • products, YieldMaker outstanding genetics that corn products: benefit your bottom line yielded 9.3 bushels more – 30 new single and stacked per acre • trait DEKALB® and Asgrow® were 0.5 points drier at – corn products harvest offered $21.42 more per – acre Corn at $1.90/bu and moisture discount of $.04/point/bu to 15% moisture. YieldMaker is trademark of Monsanto Technology LLC. Dekalb is a registered trademark of Dekalb Genetics Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2006 Monsanto Company 4

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