Our Crops

Corn, wheat and rice are the major global cereal/grain crops. Together, they account for over 90% of our global grain supply. Soybean and rapeseed (canola) are the major oil seed crops. Together, they account for over 70% of our global oilseeds supply. These five grain and oilseed crops are planted on over a billion acres globally. They are critical components of our global food chain and a central focus of the global efforts to achieve a secure and sustainable food supply.
These five crops are the central focus of our trait business.
Cibus Crop Platforms

Cibus is building crop specific RTDS technology platforms for each of the top five large acreage, high yielding oilseed and cereal crops: Soybean, Canola, Rice, Corn and Wheat.

Together, these crops represent an incredibly large and diverse global market that are grown annually in North and South America, Europe and Australia across more than one billion acres.

Cibus Trait Platforms

Cibus is building trait specific RTDS technology platforms for each of the principal markets for crop protection products such as diseases, weeds, pests and nitrogen use efficiency.

In each market, the focus of our RTDS trait platform is the development of Crop Protection Traits that will reduce or, in some cases, eliminate the use of the specific chemical associated with the specific crop protection market.

Our business is based on building crop specific cell biology platforms that are integrated into our proprietary RTDS® precision gene editing technology platform. Our breeding programs for these crops are targeting crop protection traits that will improve yields or reduce the chemicals or fuels associated with producing these crops.

Five RTDS Trait Platforms

Because of their sheer scale, these crops are critically important parts of the global food chain. Developing Crop Protection Traits for these major crops that enable farmers to substitute Crop Protection Traits for crop protection chemicals and fuel holds the promise of fundamentally reshaping the crop protection industry.

Our Crops

Cibus Crops Canola/Oilseed Rape
Canola/Oilseed Rape

Canola/Oilseed Rape is our first crop platform. Our development pipeline includes three traits for Pod Shatter Reduction, Disease Resistance and Weed Control. In development we have traits for Insect Control and Nitrogen Use Efficiency.

Canola/Oilseed Rape is a major source of vegetable oil for use in cooking and in the production of animal feed and biodiesel. It is grown on approximately 45 million acres in North America, South America and Europe. Its major regions are North America and Europe.

Cibus Crops Rice
Rice

Rice is our second major crop platform. Our development pipeline includes two Weed Control traits and have in development traits for Disease Resistance, Insect Control and Nitrogen Use Efficiency.

Rice is the second largest cereal crop in the world, playing a critical role in ensuring food security and alleviating poverty. It is grown on approximately 18 million acres in North America, South America and Europe. Asia is the largest regional producer, accounting for over 90 % of rice production.

Cibus Crops Soybean
Soybean

Soybean will be our third major crop platform (~2022). Our development pipeline is planned to include traits for Weed Control, Disease Resistance, and Insect/ Nematode Control.

Soybeans are an important source of proteins for food, animal feed, cooking oils and for producing biodiesel. It is grown on approximately 240 million acres in North America, South America and Europe. Its major regions are North America and South America.

Cibus Crops Wheat
Wheat

Wheat is expected to be our fourth major crop platform (~2023). Our development pipeline is planned to include traits for Weed Control, Disease Resistance, Insect Control and Nitrogen Use Efficiency.

Wheat is the most important cereal crop and one of the most important crops in the world in terms of the cultivation of arable land. It is grown on more than 220 million acres in North America, South America and Europe. Wheat is widely grown around the world and is an important crop in all regions.

Cibus Crops Corn
Corn

Corn is expected to be our fifth major crop platform (~2025). Our development pipeline is planned to include traits for Weed Control, Disease Resistance, Insect Control and Nitrogen Use Efficiency.

Corn is one of the major global crops primarily used for food, animal feed and biofuels. Corn is grown on more than 220 million acres in North America, South America and Europe and is an important crop in all regions.