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 (72.5%): corn seed (59.4% of sales), soybean (18.1%), vegetable seeds (8.7%), cotton seed (7.9%) and other (5.9%);
- crop protection products (27.5%): herbicides, weed killers, etc.
Net sales are distributed geographically as follows: the United States (54.5%), Europe and Africa (12.7%), Brazil (11.8%), Argentina (6.5%), Asia/Pacific (6.2%), Canada (4%), Mexico (2.8%) and other (1.5%).