Monsanto Company is an agricultural business that utilizes modern biology to help farmers grow higher sustainable yields and produce and conserve more. The company produces leading seed brands in large-acre crops like corn, cotton, soybeans and canola, as well as small-acre crops that include tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, melons, carrots, broccoli and spinach. It also creates in-the-seed trait technologies that are aimed at supporting on-farm efficiency and reducing costs. Monsanto also licenses seed and trait technologies to businesses throughout the world. The company manufactures Roundup and other herbicides used by farmers, consumers, and lawn and garden professionals. It has expertise in biotechnology, breeding and genomics. Monsanto s brands include Asgrow, Bollgard II, Dekalb, Deltapine, Seminis, Vistive and YieldGuard. The company was first incorporated as a subsidiary of Pharmacia in 2000 and spun off as a separate entity in 2002. It maintains administrative and sales offices, manufacturing plants, seed production facilities and research centers worldwide. Monsanto Company is headquartered in St. Louis and maintains one of its additional locations in Muscatine, Iowa.