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Benson Hill, Limagrain Partner to Increase Corn and Wheat Yields

Missouri’s Benson Hill Biosystems and Limagrain are partnering to develop and commercialize traits to increase corn and wheat yields.
The collaboration and commercial partnership will involve significant contributions by both parties of intellectual property and know-how to discover, optimize and develop complex traits that will provide significant value to growers and the agriculture and energy value chains. The partnership leverages Benson Hill Biosystem’s PSKbase to evaluate diverse germplasm and generate a breadth of valuable genetic data linked to internal gene discovery activity.
In the next 35 years, crop productivity must double, yet valuable resources such as arable land and water are only expected to decrease. Benson Hill Biosystems and Limagrain share a common mission to develop innovative solutions to address this challenge, and have structured a partnership that enables a nimble and iterative product development approach, which the companies report will expedite the delivery of impactful technologies to the market.
Benson Hill Biosystems is an agricultural biotechnology company focused on the development of traits to increase crop productivity. Limagrain, based in France, is the fourth largest seed company in the world and is a global leader in field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products.