Sponsor Profile: Monsanto

About Monsanto

Monsanto is an agricultural company, helping farmers large and small grow food more sustainably. From seed to software, to fiber and fuel, we’re developing products and tools to help farmers around the world grow crops while using energy, water, and land more efficiently. In the face of a changing climate and other environmental challenges, we’re helping ensure our agricultural system continues to suit the needs of everyone. We believe innovation has the potential to bring humanity’s needs in balance with the resources of our planet.

We research, develop, test, and collaborate with others to bring the best in agricultural innovation and products, guided by the principles of good science and continuous improvement.

Monsanto has established a groundbreaking partnership with Novozymes called the BioAg Alliance, working to develop agricultural innovations to boost productivity and further support the management of natural resources on the farm. The Alliance is expanding the research and commercialization of a new generation of microbials to help farmers meet the world’s demands for food and feed in a sustainable way. Critical research ongoing within the Alliance involves broad characterization of agricultural phytobiomes, specifically focusing on how the above and below ground microbiomes influence agronomic productivity and soil health.

Monsanto and the Phytobiomes Alliance

The phytobiome is a highly complex network of interactions between organisms and the environment. The volume of data needed to characterize and understand phytobiomes is mind boggling. This Alliance provides a unique opportunity to bring together experts from across the globe to develop standards and accelerate research for improving agriculture worldwide.” Scott Schaecher

Monsanto representative

Scott Schaecher, Data Strategy Lead