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Farmer-saved Seed: What is Legal? What is Not?

dc.contributor.authorMorris, Dale
dc.contributor.authorKratochvil, Robert
dc.contributor.authorGoeringer, Paul
dc.description.abstractMost 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.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMaryland Department of Agriculture, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, and Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.en_US
dc.subjectseed saving, plant variety protection act, patent law, patent, cover crop, wheaten_US
dc.titleFarmer-saved Seed: What is Legal? What is Not?en_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtCollege of Agriculture & Natural Resources
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDepartment of Agricultural & Resource Economics
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Maryland
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md)

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