Monsanto expands Canadian canola facilities
Monsanto is investing Can$15 million (US$13.5 million) over two years in its Canadian canola breeding and trait development facilities. It is to construct a Can$12 million (US$10.8 million) plant breeding centre adjacent to its Canadian headquarters in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The 29,000 sq ft (2,690 m 2) facility will comprise offices, laboratories and greenhouses. It is due to be completed by June 2010 and fully occupied by December 2010. The company is also investing Can$3 million (US$2.7 million) in expanding its new crop technology research centre near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. All canola trait development and field testing will be managed from the site.