We all want nutritious food options that are grown in environmentally sustainable ways. But we have limited acres of farmland to grow that food and a finite amount of water to irrigate the crops. We need to simultaneously use our resources as efficiently as possible while also improving our land and environment in which we grow our food. The keys to doing this are the technologies we’re developing in all areas of agriculture, including: agricultural biologicals, biotechnology, crop protection, data science, and plant breeding. The promise of these tools offers a pathway to a more sustainable agriculture.

Here’s some information about what we’re doing to help advancements in each space:

  Agricultural biologicals 
  • Developing products from naturally-occurring microbes and processes that provides benefits to soil and seeds
  • Open new areas of research in human, and plant health


 Biotechnology, including GMOs

  • Uses a living thing to help
  • Protect the plant from harmful insects
  • Increase a plant’s tolerance for drought and other environmental stress
  • Decrease the need to use of topical insecticides
  • Conserve soil fertility and natural resources
  • One of the tools farmers use to improve plant potential

Crop protection 

  • Products to protect crops from weeds, pests and disease


Digital Tools 

  • Farmers use to measure the health of their fields
  • Drives the Research and Development Pipeline
  • Drives efficiencies in farming

Plant breeding
  • Allows scientists to see characteristics within seeds
  • Maximizes desired traits like disease tolerance or water efficiency
  • Uses advanced techniques to increase yield potential and protection from adverse weather conditions


Research and Development Pipeline 

  • Where innovation starts
  • Researchers look to bring the best solutions to farm fields
  • Thousands of our employees focus on delivering innovative and sustainable products

We have more than 2,000 scientists working in research and development worldwide. In addition to working on these innovations, our scientists have published more than 2,000 articles in peer-reviewed journals in their respective fields over the past two decades.