A subsidiary of Monsanto Co. USA was incorporated on December 8, 1949 as a private limited Company. From modest beginnings nearly a century ago, Monsanto is today a global leader in agricultural solutions. Monsanto's work in India began over 50 years ago, soon after independence. Its product Roundup is providing plantation growers with a leading-edge weed control solution since 1991. Roundup has gone on to become an important weed control product for farmers, large and small, throughout the country.
In India it has corporate office at Mumbai and is committed to provide top-quality, cost-effective and integrated approaches for improving farm productivity to produce better quality foods, strictly adhering to stringent standards for eco-care and safety.
Monsanto Company has many revolutionary products and technological breakthroughs in the agricultural sciences to its credit. The Products of the company includes, Bollgard cotton, Rasi Seeds, hybrid crops such as corn, sunflower and cotton.
Monsanto is a committed participant in the seed industry. High-yield crop varieties and hybrid crops such as corn, sunflower and cotton are important crops that the company is committed to developing.
Monsanto, through its field operations, knowledge of agricultural production and constant search for new agricultural solutions and technologies, seeks to develop, communicate and provide sustainable solutions to Indian farmers.
To consolidate the growing biotech research activities and facilitate operational excellence, the Monsanto Research Centre (MRC) has invested in a new state-of-the-art research facility in Bangalore. This sprawling 50,000 sq ft site is located on the Bellary Road and has a modern greenhouse along with a 4,200 sq ft net house. The MRC was set up in March 1998 to conduct research in agricultural biotechnology. More than 50 scientists supported by consultants, software programmers and administrators work at these facilities
The company has started a country-wide campaign to attract Indian talents into the development of high yielding and hybrid rice and wheat seeds, suited to local conditions For this, it has tied up with some of the country’s premier universities and research institutes to spread an awareness campaign about the support initiatives undertaken by the US parent company.