We developed our Research Centers to provide farmers, dealers and agronomists with the latest information regarding production practices and as a way to reinforce stewardship of biotech products to enhance their sustainability.
At this Learning Center, we work toward advanced research in corn and soybean production to better meet the needs of the farmer and consumer.
Our Water Utilization Learning Center is a state-of-the-art demonstration, research and outreach facility. A special emphasis is placed on managing water efficiently.
Here we look at the latest germplasm and technologies from a systems perspective. Through our research, we determine the best agronomic practices for our new products.
Adherence to APHIS compliance standards is the starting point for our field-trial compliance programs. Developers conducted initial screening and plant selections in laboratory and greenhouse facilities that met or exceeded government regulations, called APHIS specifications. With this data, developers request authorization from APHIS to conduct isolated small-scale field trials. We implement additional procedures to achieve the highest level of compliance:
- Comprehensive training for those who conduct field trials and for all those responsible for field-site compliance.
- Extensive procedures for all field personnel involved in trial work.
- Documentation of critical points for each trial.
- Preventative auditing to verify compliance with internal and external standards and to identify process improvement opportunities.
We are committed to meeting and exceeding preventative auditing and self-reporting to encourage employees and cooperators to identify and immediately report incidents of potential non-compliance. While we believe that our compliance program is among the most comprehensive and successful compliance programs in the industry, we continually review and strengthen our practices.