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Feb 20 2014 Basic Materials, Chemicals

Monsanto’s FieldScripts an Early Move on the Next Phase of Farming

Research Questions: Does Monsanto’s IFS/FieldScripts provide a competitive advantage? Which seed companies are gaining or losing market share? Companies: DD, DE, DOW, MON, TRMB, VTX:SYNN/SYT By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Monsanto Co.’s (MON) Integrated Farming Systems (IFS) platform and FieldScripts prescription product, which was made available to 150 corn […]

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Monsanto Whisper

Monsanto Whisper

Research Question: Can Monsanto’s Integrated Farming Systems (IFS) platform give it a competitive edge as seed companies fight for market share? Companies Covered: Monsanto (MON), Syngenta AG (SYT), Du Pont (DD), The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) Report Available: February 13, 2014   Blueshift’s initial research shows Monsanto growing revenue through its soybean seed sales, while facing […]

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Sep 14 2012 Basic Materials, Chemicals

Drought to Cultivate Demand for MON’s DroughtGard in 2013

Research Question: Will current drought conditions fuel 2013 sales of DroughtGard, Monsanto’s drought-tolerant corn seed? By: David Franklin Companies: DD, DOW, MON, SYT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Twenty-three of 28 sources expect DroughtGard, Monsanto Co.’s (MON) drought-tolerant corn seed, to be in high demand for the 2013 growing season as […]

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Monsanto Whisper

Research Question: Will current drought conditions fuel future sales of Monsanto’s drought resistant corn, DroughtGard? Company: Monsanto (MON)   Blueshift’s initial research on Monsanto’s DroughtGard indicates great product potential but skepticism among industry specialists that Monsanto’s corn will actually boost production.   Observations In March, Monsanto announced a large-scale test of DroughtGard, its biotech corn […]

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Dec 08 2011 Basic Materials, Chemicals

Price Hikes Will Not Hurt Monsanto’s Share (MON)

Research Question: Will Monsanto’s 2012 corn seed pricing increase of 5% to 10% curtail recent market share gains? By: David Franklin Companies: DD, DOW, ETR:BAYN, MON, VTX:SYNN/SYT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Monsanto Co.’s (MON) market share is not expected to be hurt by its 5% to 10% price increase for […]

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Aug 29 2011 Basic Materials, Chemicals

Monsanto’s RR2 Soybeans Viewed More Favorably Than Its SmartStax (MON)

Research Question: How are Monsanto’s SmartStax corn and RR2 soybeans performing, and will their yield live up to farmers expectations? By: David Franklin Companies: DD, DOW, MON, VTX:SYNN/SYT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Monsanto Co.’s (MON) Genuity SmartStax corn is performing in line with other corn seed brands, but it costs […]

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May 05 2011 Basic Materials, Chemicals

Monsanto Will Need Good Yield Results to Secure Market Share (MON)

Research Question: Is Monsanto Co.’s (MON) Seed and Genomics segment helping to regain share lost over the past two years? What is the agriculture community’s current view of Monsanto? By: David Franklin Companies: DD, DOW, ETR:BAYN, MON, VTX:SYNN/SYT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Seven of 11 farmers and 10 of 14 seed […]

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Cotton Prices Lead to Increased Sales for Deere, Case IH, Others (DE)

Research Question: Will increases in cotton planting lead to higher than expected sales for farm industry manufacturers and suppliers? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: AGCO, BER:CNH/CNH, CAT, DE, DOW, ETR:BAS, ETR:BAYN, LNN, MON, VTX:SYNN/SYT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Deere & Co.’s (DE) and Case IH’s (CNH Global NV/BER:CNH/CNH) on-board module pickers present […]

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Mar 17 2011 Basic Materials, Chemicals

Monsanto Gains Share with Price, Battles with Pioneer for More (MON)

Research Question: Will Monsanto’s lower seed prices and customer loyalty programs continue to help the company regain lost market share? By: David Franklin Companies: DD, DOW, MON, SYT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Monsanto has experienced some market share recovery with its lower prices for corn and soybean seeds. Share gains likely […]

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