Home / Crops / Soybeans / Not So Fast on Saving Soybean Seed when Roundup Ready 1 Patent Expires

Not So Fast on Saving Soybean Seed when Roundup Ready 1 Patent Expires

Gil Gullickson 09/05/2012 @ 3:19pm Crops Technology Editor for Successful Farming magazine/Agriculture.com

If you’re thinking about saving soybean seed for next year’s planting once the Roundup Ready 1 herbicide-tolerant trait patent expires in 2014, think again. There are many characteristics and traits within the same seed varieties that are still protected by patents. If you save seed—also known as brown bagging—you will be violating these patents.

That’s a conversation that DuPont Pioneer sales representatives will be having with their farmer customers this fall. Although the Roundup Ready 1 patent doesn’t expire until 2014, DuPont Pioneer officials will start an education process with farmers now.

CancelPost Comment
MORE FROM GIL GULLICKSON more +

How the Federal Clean Water Act Rule May… By: 05/27/2015 @ 4:44pm How the Federal Clean Water Act Rule May Impact Prairie Pothole Country On one extreme…

Why Weed Control Is Season-Long By: 05/26/2015 @ 12:23pm The phrase effective multiple modes of action aren’t the easiest one to roll off the tongue, but…

What You Should Know About Neonicotinoid… By: 05/26/2015 @ 12:12pm Neonicotinoid corn and soybean seed treatments deter early-season insets in corn like seed corn…

MEDIA CENTERmore +
This container should display a .swf file. If not, you may need to upgrade your Flash player.
The 'A' List: Inverse Grain Market Trends and Wheat Trouble
Agriculture.com

FREE MEMBERSHIP!

CLOSE [X]