MONSANTO EXPLAINS PINK GLOW ON JUANA DIAZ NIGHT SKY

MONSANTO EXPLAINS PINK GLOW ON JUANA DIAZ NIGHT SKY

JUANA DIAZ, PR – This week, some residents may have noticed a pink glow on the Juana Diaz night sky, near our facilities. These lights are LED lights used to optimize plant growth, currently being tested at our smart greenhouse in the Juana Díaz site. They are part of our continuous plan to strengthen our plant breeding activities in Puerto Rico through investments in field operations, new breeding technologies, and expanded facilities. At the moment, we are working on calibrating the intensity and brightness of these lights. The plan is to use them during the daytime and some sessions during the dawn.

These LED grow lights further innovate Monsanto’s smart greenhouse agriculture project for sustainable cotton and soy conversion projects. The greenhouse also includes the complete automation of some processes like sowing, harvesting, and seed production. Other processes follow a combination of automation and the human touch of our skilled workforce. These are proven to be highly effective in protecting crops against environmental factors, allowing for a virtually error-free production, saving the company potential costly mistakes. This technology shortens the time for growing crops and allows to increase production, however the most significant achievement can be found in the topic of sustainability. These lights use less resources than industry standard lights.

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About Monsanto Caribe

Since 1998, Monsanto Caribe LLC has been part of the Puerto Rican seed breeding industry, using the tools of modern biology to help farmers successfully feed, clothe, and fuel our growing world. Monsanto’s operations on the island consist of agricultural biotechnology research and development of the best corn, cotton, and soy seeds for farmers. The objective is to find the most desirable traits to improve crops and develop new seed with such traits. In Puerto Rico, the company has earned such honors as the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Los Mejores Patronos en Puerto Rico Award in the Medium Business Category, as well as being inducted in the Puerto Rican Agriculture Hall of Fame in April of 2013. Monsanto Caribe was also awarded the 2018 CEIBA Award from the Southern Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce (CCSPR) in the Agriculture Category, for its contribution to the region’s economy and for its corporate social responsibility programs. To learn more about Monsanto, our commitments and our more than 20,000 dedicated employees, please visit monsanto.com. Follow our business on Twitter® at twitter.com/MonsantoCo. For information in Spanish, please visit www.monsanto.pr, and follow our business on Facebook® at facebook.com/monsantopuertorico.