DEKALB® BRAND GENUITY® VT TRIPLE PRO™ CORN DELIVERS STRONG YIELD ADVANTAGE FOR SOUTHERN FARMERS

ST. LOUIS (August 16, 2010) – Armed with exclusive

genetics and the industry’s latest technology to protect against

important above-ground insect pests, including corn earworm,

Southern farmers are reporting impressive yield results with their

DEKALB® Genuity® VT Triple PRO™ corn.

Based on early harvest results, DEKALB Genuity VT

Triple PRO corn is delivering an average yield advantage of 8

bushels per acre compared to corn hybrids without in-plant corn

earworm control. The results are based on a many trial locations

across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Arkansas.

DEKALB Genuity VT Triple PRO offers advanced insect

protection designed to protect corn and provide higher yield

opportunity. It provides dual modes of action to protect against

ear-feeding insects such as corn earworm, which is extremely

difficult for farmers to effectively control with insecticides. The technology also offers the first insect

refuge reduction in the Cotton Belt – from 50 percent to 20 percent – resulting in the opportunity for

higher whole-farm yield.

Losing just three kernels per ear to corn earworms can equal one bushel of yield loss per acre.

With heavy corn earworm pressure in parts of the South this season, many farmers are seeing very good

ear protection in their DEKALB Genuity VT Triple PRO corn.

“The combination of exclusive DEKALB genetics and advanced trait technology provides

farmers with a proven line of defense against corn earworm with a broad spectrum of above- and belowground

insect protection,” said Jason Hoag, DEKALB Marketing Manager. “The result is superior

protection, consistent performance and increased confidence.”

For more information on DEKALB Genuity VT Triple PRO, and to track the performance of this

technology this harvest season, visit www.dekalb.com .

RELEASE Immediately MONSANTO COMPANY

800 NORTH LINDBERGH BLVD

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI 63167

CONTACT Mimi Ricketts, Monsanto Company (314-694-5703)

Randy Myers, Osborn & Barr (314-746-1929)

Many Southern farmers report very good ear

protection with their DEKALB Genuity® VT

Triple PRO corn, including Mark Kellermeier

(above), who farms just outside of San Angelo,

Texas. He compares a DEKALB Genuity VT

Triple PRO corn ear (right) to that of a hybrid

without in-plant corn earworm protection (left)

that shows significant kernel damage.

About Monsanto Company

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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

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