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Dale Morris, Robert Kratochvil, and Paul Goeringer ( June, 2017 )

Summary

Most wheat and soybean seed sold in Maryland is protected by either U.S. Patent Law or the Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA). These protections severely limit the age-old practice of “farmer-saved seed” or prohibit it entirely, depending upon the protection the owner of the variety secures. The following will discuss the implications of Patent Law and PVPA on farmer-saved seed of wheat and soybeans.


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Organization University of Maryland Extension
Publisher University of Maryland
Publication Date June, 2017
Publication Views 137
Material Type Written Material

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