Information below provides more details about Roundup Ready Technology and Requirements:
BENEFITS OF BUYING NEW SEED:
Purchasing new seed is a convenient way to ensure getting the most elite germplasm of the highest quality.
New seed is provided in a range of maturities and yields much higher than bin run seed. Our seed meets
strict quality standards, and you can rest assured that every bag is professionally handled and rigorously
tested. Buying new seed ensures excellent germination, freedom from weeds, dramatically reduces splits,
reduces foreign matter and ensures varietal purity through official plant board testing and US Federal Seed
ECONOMICS OF NEW VS BIN RUN SEED:
The average loss associated with clean-out is 10-15% for bin run soybeans. People who use bin run seed
would have to plant 15% more seed, not to mention the increased cost of additional herbicide applications to
handle the increased weed population. New seed yields 1.8 bu/acre more than bin–run seed.
Handling/transportation costs of bin run seed are about 35¢ to 75¢ higher.
LIMITED WARRANTY BENEFITS OF NEW SEED:
With new seed, you get dealer agronomic support before and after the sale. With the purchase of Roundup
herbicide, you can participate in the Roundup Ready rewards program which has paid out over $600 M to
growers since 1997.
NEW SEED SUPPORTS NEW INNOVATION:
Monsanto is 100% commited to ag. In 2010 they had 4 commercial product launches and 11 advanced stage
high impact products. GM products have contributed $3.861 billion in increased national farm income; GM
soybeans contributed $1.56 billion.
NEW INNOVATIONS BENEFIT FARMERS:
ASTA’s Beyond the Seed Program raises awareness of the value that goes beyond the seed. The future
success of US agriculture depends upon quality seed delivered by an industry commitment to innovation and
performance through continued investment. For more information about seed technology, visit ASTA’s Beyond
the Seed Program at www.beyondtheseed.org. Stronger intellectual property rights in the seed sector are
associated with higher yield growth. Monsanto’s preliminary estimate is that farmers get a $6 benefit for each
$1 spent on private sector research.
BE SMART. BUY NEW SEED
Monsanto Company is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship® (ETS). Monsanto products are
commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with Monsanto’s Policy
for Commercialization of Biotechnology-Derived Plant Products in Commodity Crops. Commercialized products have been
approved for import into key export markets with functioning regulatory systems. Any crop or material produced from this
product can only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have
been granted. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries
into nations where import is not permitted. Growers should talk to their grain handler or product purchaser to confirm their
buying position for this product.
ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Roundup Ready® crops contain genes that confer
tolerance to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides. Roundup® brand agricultural
herbicides will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. Genuity Design®, Genuity Icons, Roundup Ready 2 Yield®,
Roundup Ready® and Roundup® are trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC.
Seed Piracy Statement: Roundup Ready® Soybeans and Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® Soybeans
Seeds containing the Roundup Ready® trait and the Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® trait are protected under
numerous U.S. patents. Seed containing patented traits, such as seed containing the Roundup Ready® and Roundup
Ready 2 Yield® traits, can only be used to plant a single commercial crop. It is unlawful to save and replant Roundup
Ready® soybeans and Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybeans. Additional information and limitations on these
products are provided in the Monsanto Technology Stewardship Agreement and the Monsanto Technology Use Guide.
The licensed U.S. patents for Monsanto technologies can be found at the following webpage: http://www.monsanto.
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