Monsanto to set up Australian cotton research facility
Monsanto is to establish an Australian cotton research facility in Toowoomba, Queensland. It is expected to be completed next year. The facility will ensure that cotton growers continue to benefit from the company's genetically modified insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant cotton lines for years to come, the company says. "The new facility will provide our entomologists and researchers with the resources they need to undertake more sophisticated testing of our existing and pipeline technologies, and a base to conduct field tests and expanded pest resistance research," says Monsanto Australia's head of technology development, Tony May.