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Monsanto Expands Into Ag Biologics and Planting Technology

9:31 AM MDT | May 30, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Monsanto announced plans today to extend its business into biologics for pest or virus control and planting technologies in order to offer incremental growth opportunities beyond breeding and biotechnology. Agricultural biologicals are typically topical or seed treatment products made from or containing natural materialsm, like Bacillus thuringiensis sprays, microbial pesticides, and naturally derived chemicals, Steve Padgette lead/Monsanto Ag Biologicals tells CW. “These products represent a growing market segment of roughly $1.7 billion in annual...

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