ST. LOUIS (February 16, 2011) – Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and its Deltapine® brand cottonseed look forward to an exciting 2011 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show in Memphis on February 25 and 26, 2011. The Monsanto exhibit booth will be located in the large exhibit hall, booth space 1401, and will offer information on:

 Deltapine cotton variety performance in the Mid-South

Farmers who are looking to make top-end yields in 2011 to take advantage of high cotton prices need to consider planting Deltapine Class of 09 and Class of 10 varieties for their area. Across all major cotton growing regions research shows key Deltapine Class of 09 and Class of 10 varieties providing better yield potential than competitors. Deltapine is focused on yield improvements in its variety development program and today’s commercial lines are the results.


Acceleron cotton seed treatment products for 2011

Cotton farmers looking to get their Deltapine brand varieties off to the best start possible in 2011 are urged to book their seed treated with Acceleron® seed treatment products. Acceleron seed treatment products help get Deltapine varieties off to a fast start and can help set the stage for a successful finish by protecting seedlings from early-season disease and insect pressure and by promoting overall plant health. These are important for maximizing yield potential in Deltapine® Genuity® Bollgard II® with Roundup Ready® Flex.


Roundup Ready PLUS™ Weed Management Solutions

Weed resistance is a growing problem. And regardless of where you farm and what weed control product you use, a single herbicide mode-of-action is simply no longer adequate to protect your yields and long-term profitability. The Roundup Ready PLUS platform allows farmers to increase the benefits of their Roundup Ready crops by using the best practice recommendations and receiving financial incentives for following the program.

To schedule interviews while at the Farm & Gin Show, call Al Fava at (901) 491-5545.

Deltapine will once again sponsor the media room for writers/broadcasters covering the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show. The room will again be located just off the show registration area on the first floor of the Cook Convention Center in room L-1. The media room will have wireless Internet connection and will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday of the show. For more information about the media room, please contact Al Fava at or call (901) 491-5545.

On Friday, Feb. 25, Deltapine will host a private reception for farmers participating in the 2011 New Product Evaluator Program at the Marriott Hotel Heritage Room III-IV. Media are invited to join Deltapine and the Mid-South NPE farmers to learn more about the exciting products being evaluated in the 2011 program. The reception will begin at 4:30 p.m. and last until 6 p.m.