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February 10, 2011 08:37 ET

Equity Research on Monsanto Co. and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. -- Regulatory and Weather Changes Could Help the Agricultural Chemical Industry

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - February 10, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the agricultural chemicals industry and has completed analytical research on Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. (NYSE: SMG). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Winter typically brings slow domestic sales for companies in the agricultural chemicals industry. This year was hardly the exception but a few regulatory changes and favorable spring weather could widen profit margins for many throughout the industry. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the agricultural chemical industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the agricultural chemical industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Monsanto Co. and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Harsher than average winter weather may actually be a boon for lawn care companies heading into the spring planting season. Lawns may require more seeding and lawn care companies, coming off a slow quarter, will welcome sales and warmer weather. Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. lost $67.9 million in the quarter that ended January 1st. Seasonal fluctuations are typically expected and Scotts could be well positioned for a bounce back spring after a year in which grass seed sales nearly doubled. However, there is some concern that budget conscious consumers will be spending less this year on lawn care products. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. research report is available for free by signing up now at

On the regulatory side of the industry, the USDA recently approved Monsanto Inc.'s genetically modified sugar beets for spring planting. The modified plants are resistant to Roundup brand pesticide. In 2010, over 90% of all American sure beat crops were Roundup resistant varieties. Other sugar beet varieties require more pesticide applications, which are costly and harmful to the environment. The full USDA approval of Monsanto's Roundup Ready sugar beet is contingent upon completion of an Environment Impact Statement. Monsanto Co. research report is accessible for free by registering today at

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