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Monsanto Tour

Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Event Full

Open to Junior Academy Students and Academy of Science – Science Fair Honors Division Students

Since the mid 1990’s, plants delivering biotech benefits have given farmers new ways to solve old problems. Since 1998, we have introduced 12 new seed traits, and we will be introducing more products in the future.*

Our family of Genuity™ traits is designed to help farmers increase yields through herbicide tolerance, insect protection, weather protection, drought tolerance and increased productivity.

Tour Highlights – What You Will See and Experience:

-Gene Discovery – How we work with nature to find the right gene to produce the desired benefit

-Gene Insertion – How we place the gene into the DNA of the plant

-Tissue Culture – How plants are grown from a single cell

-Greenhouses – How tissue culture plants become commercial products through breeding

-Growth Chambers – A variety of simulated climates that can replicate any growing condition on the planet

-Greenhouse Test Plants – Examples of special traits such as drought tolerance, insect protection and weed resistance

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED-Event Full

Space limited – Today’s Junior Academy Tour open to students in Grades 9-12. Note: Students in Grades 6-8 – tour is now open for you on March 29th.

With thanks to Monsanto

Details

Date:
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Time:
4:00 PM-5:00 PM