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The last patent on the original Roundup Ready® soybean trait expired a few years ago and U.S. farmers may legally plant saved seed from some varieties of soybean containing the Roundup Ready® soybean trait. However, it is important that you check with your seed supplier to determine if a specific Roundup Ready® soybean variety is covered by other intellectual property rights, and if so, the policy for saving seed of that variety.

Higher Seeding Rate

A higher seeding rate may be required for bin-run Roundup Ready® soybeans compared to new branded seed.

Yield Loss

Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybean varieties and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybean varieties typically have a higher yield opportunity than Roundup Ready® soybean varieties.

Cleanout Loss

Loss of seed and/or shrink occurs during seed cleaning and handling processes for bin-run seed.

Seed Treatment Costs

Treating your seed will add costs - both the cost of the treatment and the application of that treatment.

Lost Income

Every bushel of saved seed you plant is a bushel you're not selling as commodity grain.

Increased Seed Management

If you plan to save and bin-run Roundup Ready® soybeans for planting, you will have to manage your harvest operations and grain storage so that the seed isn't co-mingled with other seed that's covered by intellectual property rights.


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  • Leading seed treatment options

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  • Replant policy support
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  • Rigorously tested and meets US Federal Seed Act requirements
  • Free of seed-borne diseases
  • Properly stored and conditioned

Monsanto** receives calls and letters each year about potential compliance matters. Anyone with a concern or question can anonymously call 1-800-768-6387.

Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybeans and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans are covered by different patents than original Roundup Ready® soybeans and cannot be saved and planted.

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ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. It is a violation of federal and state law to use any pesticide product other than in accordance with its labeling. NOT ALL formulations of dicamba or glyphosate are approved for in-crop use with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans. ONLY USE FORMULATIONS THAT ARE SPECIFICALLY LABELED FOR SUCH USES AND APPROVED FOR SUCH USE IN THE STATE OF APPLICATION. Contact the U.S. EPA and your state pesticide regulatory agency with any questions about the approval status of dicamba herbicide products for in-crop use with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans.

Roundup Ready technology contains genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, an active ingredient in Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides. Roundup Ready® 2 Technology contains genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate. Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate and dicamba. Glyphosate will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. Dicamba will kill crops that are not tolerant to dicamba. Contact your seed brand dealer or refer to the Monsanto Technology Use Guide for recommended weed control programs.

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