Biotech Updates

BASF: Farmers Will See the Value of Drought Tolerant Corn

June 8, 2012

Some 250 farmers in the U.S. are currently testing the new drought tolerant corn scheduled for widespread production in 2013. This new product was developed by BASF SE and Monsanto Co. and will be under the DroughtGard brand. It is designed to provide farmers yield stability during periods when water supply is scarce by mitigating the effects of drought or water stress within a corn plant.

According to Peter Eckes, president of BASF's plant science division, the results will show the farmers about real value of the product.

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