Genuity DroughtGard Hybrids
Genuity® DroughtGard™ Hybrids are designed to help farmers mitigate the risk of yield loss when experiencing drought stress. For the 2013 season, Western Great Plains farmers will have the first opportunity to plant DroughtGard Hybrids on a commercial level.
DroughtGard Hybrids combine germplasm selected for drought-tolerant characteristics and the drought-tolerant biotech trait, with agronomic recommendations.
- Are the agriculture industry’s first biotech drought solution.
- Enhance yield potential when water is limited. With sufficient water levels, the trait performs comparably to existing seed technologies.
- Aim to benefit farmers in the Western Great Plains, on dryland acres where average yield ranges from 70 to 130 bushels per acre. In the past few years, the average corn yield in the United States has been approximately 150 bushels per acre.
- Are the first product in a pipeline of yield and stress traits focused on improving yield and consistency in tough environmental conditions.
(Source – http://www.monsanto.com/products/pages/droughtgard-hybrids.aspx)