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Don't Be a Seed Saving Rebel

Gil Gullickson 02/21/2012 @ 7:40pm Crops Technology Editor for Successful Farming magazine/Agriculture.com

Think you’ll be able to save Roundup Ready seed when its patent expires in 2015?

Not exactly.

It’s true that in the first growing season following patent expiration in 2016, you will be able to save and plant generic Roundup Ready soybean seed. However, remember that chances are good this seed will contain other characteristics and traits still protected by patents. This nixes any seed saving plans you may have.

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