Stewardship Policy

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Stewardship Policy

Last modified: November 21, 2019

AgReliant Genetics, LLC d/b/a LG Seeds (“Company” or “We”) promotes the importance of proper seed and trait stewardship. We maintain a stewardship policy, which is communicated to Company employees and dealers who manage seed and customer seed sales. We have successfully completed current Excellence Through Stewardship® audit requirements for our representative North American operations and have in place stewardship programs and quality management systems consistent with the Excellence Through Stewardship® program.

Grower Technology License Agreements

The use of traited seed may be contingent upon the signature of technology use agreements by the grower depending on the requirements of the trait providers. Growers must sign technology use agreements to cover all traits before obtaining, planting, or growing seed. If you have questions, contact your local LG Seeds sales representative.

Specific requirements by trait provider: 

  • Monsanto Technology/Stewardship Agreement (MTSA)
  • All sales of corn, soybean and alfalfa seed containing Monsanto technologies (including without limitation SmartStax®) are sold ONLY to growers who have previously signed an MTSA that has been accepted by Monsanto. Regularly check the “Grower License Lookup” and the “Unauthorized Grower List” posted on www.corn-states.com as this list can change daily. If a grower is not yet licensed, assist the grower by encouraging them to register at www.AgCelerate.com or call1-800-ROUNDUP (1-800-768-6387) Option #3, to obtain a license. They may continue to visit www.corn-states.com for license status inquiries.
  • Stock and provide to growers a Monsanto Technology Use Guide (TUG), if they have not previously received one.
  • BASF Grower Technology Agreement (BGTA)
  • Use of soybean seeds containing the LibertyLink® trait is subject to the signature of a BASF (“BASF”) Grower Technology Agreement. If a grower is not yet licensed, assist the grower by encouraging them to register at www.agcelerate.com  to obtain a license or call 1-866-784-4630.
  • Syngenta Seeds, Inc. Stewardship Agreement
  • Signature of a Syngenta Seeds, Inc. Stewardship Agreement that has been accepted and not revoked by Syngenta, is required prior to the transfer of corn or soybean seed containing Syngenta technologies. If a grower is not yet licensed, assist the grower by encouraging them to go to www.agcelerate.com  or the Syngenta website to obtain a license. For more information call the Syngenta Customer Resource Center at: 1-877-GRO-CORN (1-877-476-2676).

Grain Stewardship

Any crop or material produced from biotechnology-derived plant products 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 such crop or material. Growers may consult http://www.ncga.com/know-you-grow (Know Before you Grow) for the approval status of biotech corn traits.

Insect Resistance Management

Insect Resistance Management is a requirement when purchasing insect-protected crops. Before opening a bag of seed, be sure to read and understand the stewardship requirements, including applicable refuge requirements for insect resistance management, for the biotechnology traits expressed in the seed as set forth in the technology agreements that you sign. By opening and using a bag of seed, you are reaffirming your obligation to comply with those stewardship requirements.

Saved Seed Prohibitions and Seed Piracy

Saving seed protected by patent is prohibited. Seed containing a patented trait can only be used to plant a single commercial crop from which seed cannot be saved and replanted. For questions regarding a trait owners patents, please visit the respective trait provider’s website. 

Guidelines for Managing Seed Piracy Matters:

  • Employees are not to overlook seed piracy
  • Employees are NOT to participate in seed piracy acts or cover-ups
  • Use seed piracy literature to educate customers about the benefits of new seed and risks associated with seed piracy
  • For Monsanto technologies, report Seed Piracy issues anonymously to 1-800-ROUNDUP (1-800-768-6387)

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Product Use Restrictions



All orders and sales are subject to the LG Seeds Terms and Conditions of Sale, which include but are not limited to the Limitation of Warranty & Remedy and Agronomic Zone and Planting Year. The Terms and Conditions of Sale are subject to change from time to time without prior notice.

Refer to http://www.lgseeds.com/legal for the most up to date Terms and Conditions of Sale.

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. Excellence Through Stewardship® is a registered trademark of Excellence Through Stewardship.

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 or products with XtendFlex® Technology.

 

Products with XtendFlex® Technology contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, glufosinate and dicamba. Glyphosate will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. Dicamba will kill crops that are not tolerant to dicamba. Glufosinate will kill crops that are not tolerant to glufosinate. Contact your seed brand dealer or refer to the Monsanto Technology Use Guide for recommended weed control programs.

 

XtendFlex® soybeans have received full approval for planting in the United States but are pending approval in certain export markets. For 2020, XtendFlex® soybeans were available as part of a stewarded introduction only to growers who signed a 2020 XtendFlex® Stewardship Agreement and agreed to follow the stewardship requirements. Commercial availability in 2021 is dependent upon regulatory approval.

B.t. products may not yet be registered in all states. Check with your seed brand representative for the registration status in your state.

DroughtGard® Hybrids with RIB Complete® corn blend the refuge seed may not always contain DroughtGard® Hybrids trait.

IMPORTANT IRM INFORMATION: RIB Complete® corn blend products do not require the planting of a structured refuge except in the Cotton-Growing Area where corn earworm is a significant pest. See the IRM/Grower Guide for additional information. Always read and follow IRM requirements.

 

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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.

 

Liberty Link

Seed products with the LibertyLink® (LL) trait are resistant to the herbicide glufosinate ammonium, an alternative to glyphosate in corn, and combine high-yielding genetics with the powerful, non-selective, postemergent weed control of Liberty® herbicide for optimum yield and excellent weed control.

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Agrisure® Technology incorporated into these seeds is commercialized under license from Syngenta Seeds, Inc. Herculex® Technology incorporated into these seeds is commercialized under license from Dow AgroSciences LLC. More information about Agrisure Duracade® is available at: http://www.biotradestatus.com/

In the following states, purchase and use of HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology is subject to a Seed and Feed Use Agreement, requiring that products of this technology can only be used on farm or otherwise be used in the United States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. In addition, due to the unique cropping practices do not plant HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology in Imperial County, California, pending import approval and until Forage Genetics International, LLC (FGI) grants express permission for such planting.

Forage Genetics International, LLC (“FGI”) is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship® (ETS). FGI products are commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with FGI’s Policy for Commercialization of Biotechnology-Derived Plant Products in Commodity Crops. HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology and Roundup Ready® Alfalfa have pending import approvals. GROWERS MUST DIRECT ANY PRODUCT PRODUCED FROM HARVXTRA® ALFALFA WITH ROUNDUP READY® TECHNOLOGY SEED OR CROPS (INCLUDING HAY AND HAY PRODUCTS) ONLY TO UNITED STATES DOMESTIC
USE. 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. Growers should refer to http://www.biotradestatus.com/ for any updated information on import country approvals. Excellence Through Stewardship® is a registered trademark of Biotechnology Industry Organization.

Seeds containing the Enlist, Herculex and PowerCore traits are protected under numerous US patents. Seeds containing patented traits can only be used to plant a single commercial crop and cannot be saved or replanted. You acknowledge and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the following documents in effect at the time of planting of this seed: (i) the Technology Use Agreement and (ii) the Product Use Guides for all technologies in this seed, including the Herbicide Resistance Management (HRM), and Use requirements detailed therein (www.corteva.us/Resources/trait-stewardship.html). To plant Enlist, Herculex and PowerCore seed, you must have a limited license from Corteva Agriscience (or other appropriate affiliates). In consideration of the foregoing, Corteva Agriscience grants to the Grower the limited license to use its technology to produce only a single commercial crop in the United States under the terms and conditions set forth in the Technology Use Agreement in effect at the time of planting of this seed. Always read and follow herbicide label directions prior to use: Enlist® products contain the Enlist trait that provides crop safety for use of labeled over-the-top applications of glyphosate, glufosinate and 2,4-D herbicides featuring Colex-D® technology when applied according to label directions. Following burndown, the only 2,4-D containing herbicide products that may be used with Enlist® crops are products that feature Colex-D technology and are expressly labeled for use on Enlist crops. 2,4-D products that do not contain Colex-D technology are not authorized for use in conjunction with Enlist products.

Enlist E3® soybean seeds containing the Enlist® trait can only be used to plant a single commercial crop. It is unlawful to save and replant Enlist E3® soybeans. Additional information and limitations on the use of these products are provided in the Corteva Agriscience Technology Use Agreement and Enlist® Soybean Product Use Guide. U.S. patents for Dow AgroSciences technologies can be found at the following webpage: www.corteva.us/Resources/trait-stewardship.html.

Dow AgroSciences is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship® (ETS). Dow AgroSciences products are commercialized in accordance with ETS product launch stewardship guidance and Dow AgroSciences Product Launch Stewardship Policy. No crop or material produced from this product can be exported to, used, processed or sold 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. For further information about your crop or grain marketing options, contact DAS at 877-4-TRAITS (877-487-2487). Information regarding the regulatory and market status of agricultural biotechnology products can be found at: www.biotradestatus.com.

AgReliant Genetics®, the AgReliant Genetics Design®, Advantage Acre®, AgriShield®, Golden Acres®, Golden Acres Genetics®, the LG Seeds Design®, We Mean Busi- ness® Mix Matters™ and Mix Maker™ are trademarks of AgReliant Genetics, LLC. DroughtGard®, RIB Complete®, Roundup Ready 2 Technology and Design®, Roundup Ready®, Roundup®, SmartStax®, Trecepta®, Trecepta® RIB Complete®, VT Double PRO®, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend®, Roundup Ready 2 Yield®, and YieldGard VT Pro™ are trademarks of Bayer Group. Agrisure®, Agrisure Artesian®, Artesian™, Agrisure Duracade®, Agrisure Viptera®, Catalyst® and E-Z Refuge® are trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company. HarvXtra® is a registered trademark of Forage Genetics International, LLC. HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology is enabled with Technol- ogy from The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc. The transgenic soybeans event in Enlist E3® soybeans is jointly developed and owned by Dow AgroSciences LLC and M.S. Technologies, L.L.C. Enlist®, Enlist E3®, the Enlist E3 logo™, and Colex-D® are trademarks of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) or an affiliated company of Dow. HERCULEX®, the HERCULEX Shield, Hi-Gest®, StandFast®, are trademarks of Dow AgroSciences LLC. Clearfeld®, Liberty®, LibertyLink® and the Water Droplet Design® are trademarks of BASF Corporation. Respect the Refuge and Corn Design® and Respect the Refuge® are registered trademarks of National Corn Growers Association. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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