Monsanto’s investment in a new research centre reflects our commitment to the sustainability of cotton production in Australia. Since the introduction of biotechnology in 1996, Australia has become one of the worlds most productive cotton producers while keeping sustainability at the forefront of its development. Through continued research and commitment to educating growers, the use of insecticide in cotton has reduced by 95% since the introduction of Monsanto’s Bt technologies.
With this focus and a dedicated Bt resistance monitoring program, the new centre increases Monsanto’s local research capacity so we can play our part in helping to ensure Australian cotton growers remain among the most productive and innovative in the world.
The purpose-built facility allows increasingly sophisticated research and testing of our existing and pipeline technologies, as well as a base to conduct field tests and expanded pest resistance research.
Find out more about the team behind the work conducted at the Monsanto Research Centre.