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Monsanto Announces Field Trials for New Integrated Farming Systems Platform

9:25 AM MDT | August 27, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Monsanto announced today that field trials of its first Integrated Farming Systems (IFS) platform will begin in 2013. The platform, dubbed FieldScripts,  leverages planting technology included in its recent acquisition of Precision Planting. The first commercial launch is planned for the 2014 growing season in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, and Minnesota. "We have been testing FieldScripts over the past two years, and we've seen consistent yield increases when farmers use the product," says Monsanto's IFS commercial lead, John Raines. "For our 2013...

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