Monsanto specializes in producing and marketing seeds to farmers. The group also manufactures and sells plant and crop protection products. Net sales break down by family of products as follows:
- genetically modified seeds and grains (69.6%): corn seed (63.8% of sales), soybean (16%), vegetable seeds (7.9%), cotton seed (6.7%) and other (5.6%);
- crop protection products (27.5%): herbicides, weed killers, etc.
Net sales are distributed geographically as follows: the United States (54.1%), Europe and Africa (13.8%), Brazil (10.4%), Argentina (7.6%), Asia-Pacific (5.4%), Canada (4,1%), Mexico (3.1%) and other (1.5%).