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This edition of Agronomy News includes articles on web-based resistance management tools, corn disease update, cover crop sign up, land lease options for 2021, scouting for soybean cyst nematode, Crop Talk webinar, COVID-19 update from...More info
This edition of Agronomy News includes articles on 2019 corn hybrid trials, new UMD weed specialist, research on starter fertilizer in corn, Extension winter production meetings, women in ag programs, soybean planting population study, corn...More info

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

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...
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