Crop Biotech Update

InterGrain and Monsanto Collaborate to Advance Wheat Breeding in Australia

August 27, 2010

InterGrain Pty Ltd and Monsanto Company announced a collaboration agreement to advance and strengthen wheat technology in Australia. The two agricultural companies will exchange particular wheat germplasm and breeding tools to develop wheat lines with increased yield performance, disease resistance, and drought tolerance utilizing reduced input resources, directly benefiting the Australian growers and the environment.

"InterGrain has been actively seeking a partner to grow our wheat breeding program for some time, and is very pleased to reach this agreement with Monsanto. It will open the doors to a vast new library of germplasm and powerful technology capacity which Australian wheat growers have not previously had access to, which we expect will translate to more rapid improvements in wheat yields and performance," said Dale Baker, Chairman of InterGrain.

Read InterGrain's press release at http://www.intergrain.com/images/stories/100824_Press_release_InterGrain_-_Monsanto.pdf.