Monsanto Corn Rootworm Knowledge Research Program Announces Grants Recipients will pursue research dedicated to finding solutions to help manage corn rootworm PR Newswire ST. LOUIS, Feb. 25, 2013 ST. LOUIS, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company has announced that six recipients will be awarded research grants as part of the Corn Rootworm Knowledge Research Program. The program was established to provide merit-based awards of up to $250,000 per award per year for up to three years for outstanding research projects that address specific aspects of corn rootworm biology, genomics and management issues. The CRW Knowledge Research Program is guided by a 10-person Advisory Committee that is co-chaired by Dr. Steve Pueppke, Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies and AgBioResearch Director at Michigan State University, and Dr. Dusty Post, Monsanto's global insect management lead. Additional committee members include experts from academia and agricultural organizations, and were selected based on their expertise in corn rootworm biology and insect management practices. "This program focuses the efforts of our best public sector researchers from across the United States on one of the most damaging pests of corn," said Pueppke. "We hope the research helps provide effective and sustainable solutions and management practices that help benefit corn producers," said Pueppke. The six awards granted focus on a number of items from evaluating how best to manage corn rootworm under current production practices to evaluating strategies to delay the onset of resistance evolution. The award recipients are: oBryony Bonning, Iowa State University oAaron Gassmann, Iowa State University oBruce Hibbard, University of Missouri oMarce Lorenzen, North Carolina State University oKenneth Ostlie, University of Minnesota oBrigitte Tenhumberg, University of Nebraska-Lincoln A listing of the winners and background on their projects is available on the Monsanto Corn Rootworm Knowledge Program Web page. "We were pleased with the wide range of proposals submitted which focus on corn rootworm management and biology," said Post. "This is a challenging pest and this program is part of our continuing effort to increase our understanding of corn rootworm and to provide sustainable solutions for farmers." For more information on the program and Monsanto's commitment to steward corn rootworm-protected traits, visit www.Monsanto.com/CRWknowledge. About Monsanto Company Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. Monsanto remains focused on enabling both small-holder and large-scale farmers to produce more from their land while conserving more of our world's natural resources such as water and energy. To learn more about our business and our commitments, please visit: www.monsanto.com. Follow our business on Twitter^® at www.twitter.com/MonsantoCo, on the company blog, Beyond the Rows at www.monsantoblog.com, or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed. Contact Danielle Stuart 314-694-2478 SOURCE Monsanto Company Website: http://www.monsanto.com
Monsanto Corn Rootworm Knowledge Research Program Announces Grants
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