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Scouting Your Corn Acres

As corn planting begins, we are faced with another year of watching little corn plants turn into something magnificent. Always in hope of reaching that record high yield. During the season, corn growers, corn specialists, agronomists, and consultants are all trying to diagnose any potential problem that a corn plant may encounter. The first 28 days of a corn plant’s life is a very critical period for its success in life and reaching maximum yield potential. Corn plants are just like any other living thing, they must get a good solid healthy start when they are young, otherwise record yields may be in jeopardy. When scouting or evaluating a newly planted corn field, it is very important to understand the fundamental growth habits of a corn plant and what a small corn plant should look like above and below the soil surface. This newsletter explains four fundamental growth systems that take place from planting through day 28 of a corn plant’s life. 

As a kernel of corn germinates the first root of the corn plant emerges from the embryo of the seed. This first root that always extends out from the tip end of the seed is called the radicle. A healthy radicle will extend approximately 2 to 3 inches down and away from the seed into the soil and should resemble a “furry foxtail.” The radicle is extremely vulnerable to fertilizer burn and insect feeding. If the radicle does not look like a “furry foxtail” then further investigation may be needed. The radicle is followed by other seed roots that shoot out the opposite direction. Together, all of the seed roots make up the seminal root system, that feed the plant for approximately 3-4 weeks, until the first nodal root systemgets established. 

Soon after radicle emergence, the plumule, the first vegetative structure of the plant, grows out of the embryo as well. As it continues to grow towards the soil surface it develops into what is known as the coleoptile or otherwise known as the spike. The coleoptile is what pushes up and through the soil surface. With adequate moisture and soil temperature, this process generally takes place within 7 days after planting. Inside the coleoptile are the first 5 sets or corn leaves that are bundled up, beginning to grow and ready to emerge after the spike is through the soil surface. Just as the coleoptile emerges through the soil surface and meets sunlight, it splits or opens. This split is the ultimate passage way for those small tightly bound leaves inside to come out and continue to grow. Sometimes the splitting of the coleoptile does not happen easily. Generally two of the main disruptions to growth are either crusted soils or chemical injury. A crusted soil keeps the coleoptile from breaking through the soil surface, but does not eliminate it from splitting. The leaves inside are still able to push their way out of the coleoptile, unfurl, yet still remain under soil surface. These new leaves may eventually emerge through a crusted barrier with rain, yet normally they will break off, ultimately leading to plant death. Chemical injury on the other hand may allow the spike or coleptile to emerge through the soil surface but may not allow it to split or open correctly. When this happens, usually the leaves inside continue to grow and find a way out. When they do, they resemble the look of buggy whips or even shoe strings. 

The area between the coleoptile and the seed, lie two other systems of high importance. The mesocotyl and the crown.  The mesocotyl is the connecting link between the seed and the crown. The mesocotyl is sometimes referred to as the “umbilical cord,” because again, the small seedling is dependent on the seed and the seed roots for approximately three to four weeks. Any disruptions to the mesocotyl during 3-4 week period, like insect chewing or seedling disease, can be detrimental to the plant.  The crown is the area that is referred to as the growing point and is where the first set of permanent nodal roots are developed. The crown, or growing point, will always form approximately 3/4 inch below the soil surface. If planting depth is shallow, 3/4 inch or less, the mesocotyl will have no elongation and nodal root development will take place at or near the soil surface. If planting depth exceeds 3/4 inch then the mescotyl will lengthen and the growing point will remain at 3/4 inch and have plenty of room to establish the small plant’s first set or nodal roots. That is why 1.5 to 2 inches is a desirable planting depth. If a small seedling gets held back for any reason, survival rate depends on nodal root system establishment. At approximately day 28, depending on accumulated heat units, nodal roots must be ready to take over and support the plant. The crown or growing point ultimately reaches the soil surface when the corn plant reaches approximately V6 stage.

AgriGold to Collaborate with Soybean Checkoff ‘HY+Q’ Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AgriGold to Collaborate with Soybean Checkoff ‘HY+Q’ Program
Informing U.S. soybean growers on global benefit of planting top-value soybean varieties
ST. FRANCISVILLE, Ill., September 16, 2019- Today, AgriGold announced its collaboration with the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) to support the checkoff-funded ‘High Yield PLUS Quality’ (HY+Q) initiative. The HY+Q program is a nationwide effort to identify and promote top-value soybean varieties that have the potential to produce higher-than-average yields and high-value livestock feed.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), more than 70 percent of soybeans grown in the U.S. are used for animal feed. And the U.S. Census Bureau reports the U.S. exports more than half of all soy or soy products annually. The HY+Q program was established to center the industry’s focus on increasing the feed value of soybeans to help protect and grow livestock feed market share in the face of increased competition from synthetic amino acids.
“We are excited to join forces with AgriGold to support our national HY+Q checkoff initiative at such a direct farmer level,” said Linda Kull, Ph.D., director of agriculture innovation and technology transfer, ISA. “AgriGold has 11 soybean varieties in their current product portfolio that meet the qualifications for exceptional feed value. Growers who choose to plant one or more of these varieties are an integral part of increasing the market share and overall value of U.S. soybeans.”
To maintain and grow market share globally, state and national soybean checkoff programs are making investments in areas where U.S. soybean farmers have the greatest opportunity to differentiate their product. More specifically, these checkoff organizations are focused on growing sustainable soybeans that produce better quality meal and oil for end users.
U.S. soybean protein levels dropped more than two percentage points from 2000 to 2017 according to USDA data. At the same time, a drop in amino acid levels has been noted, resulting in lower livestock feed values and soybean meal being replaced by synthetic amino acids and corn byproducts such as distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS).
Feed value of soybeans is determined by the levels of seven essential amino acids which are required for livestock growth and productivity. It’s the amino acids, not crude protein levels, that provide the nutritional quality that livestock producers value most. When soybeans contain higher levels of these essential nutrients, livestock producers can cost effectively incorporate more soybeans into rations, which helps strengthen the U.S. soybean industry.
“Taking on this initiative is just one more way we can ensure we’re doing the absolute best for our customers,” said Mike Kavanaugh, product & agronomy manager, AgriGold. “We don’t see this as a complicating factor in growers’ purchase decisions. Some of our highest yielding soybeans also have the highest quality and value potential. Sharing this information will allow us to help growers make informed contributions to the unique needs of livestock producers and the appeal of our soybeans to export markets.”
The HY+Q program offers farmers a database of 768 soybean varieties with rankings based on amino acids used by livestock nutritionists to calculate least-cost rations. Varietal information can be accessed at soyvalue.com. Nutritional rankings are based on statistical analysis of more than 34,000 harvest samples from farmers and seed company trials over the past six years. The HY+Q effort is also supported by the national soybean checkoff.
 
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ABOUT AGRIGOLD
AgriGold brings bold research and results to market through our unique lineup of elite corn hybrids and select soybean varieties. We specialize in helping growers get more out of every decision by offering direct access to the best corn and soybean genetics, industry-leading technology and unmatched local agronomic expertise. For more information, visit agrigold.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
 
ABOUT ILLINOIS SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean growers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development, soybean innovation and profitability efforts, issues analysis, communications and education. Membership and advocacy efforts support Illinois soybean farmer interests in local areas, Springfield and Washington, D.C. through the Illinois Soybean Growers. ISA programs are designed to ensure Illinois soy is the highest quality, most dependable, sustainable and competitive in the global marketplace. For more information, visit the website www.ilsoy.org.
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Leveraging Genetic Diversity to Maximize Each Acre

Genetics are the foundation of any hybrid’s performance. Though new seed treatments and traits tend to get the most attention, it’s really the genetics working in the background that determine whether a crop is a success or failure.
“Since 1935, the dawn of hybridization, growers have gained about two bushels per acre annually because of genetics,” said Dustin Bowling, AgriGold’s Western Agronomy Manager. “However, for growers today, performance is about a lot more than just high yield potential. It’s about selecting diverse genetics to address limiting factors for multiple environments.”
Growers have always known every field they farm is different. Now, with more advanced planter technology, they’re using strategies like multiple hybrid planting to better match the needs of each individual field.
“Finding one hybrid that can produce across all acres, handle all conditions and live up to yield expectations is very rare. I truly believe that a grower’s seed order should be as diverse as the fields they farm,” Bowling said. “The goal of choosing multiple hybrids is really to manage risk and get the most out of every acre.”
The first step to selecting for genetic diversity is to identify the individual factors that limit yield.
“Growers need to ask themselves: ‘What challenges do I deal with year in and year out? Is it stand establishment, too much water, not enough water, green snap or dry down?’” Bowling said. “Your selection should focus on solving those problems, not just trying to find the hybrid that won the local plot.”
From there, growers should work with their seed representative to identify hybrid families with good tolerances to address those challenges. AgriGold simplifies this step with Field GX™, a tool that streamlines selection by organizing hybrids into genetic families based on background and agronomic characteristics.
“Growers can just open an AgriGold seed guide or visit our website to see the strengths and weaknesses of each genetic family to fine tune their selection,” Bowling said. “Field GX truly sets us apart from others in the seed industry because it provides farmers a transparent way to get a deeper understanding of a hybrid’s performance before planting it in their field.”
Bowling estimates that less than 5% of U.S. growers currently plant using multi-hybrid technology, but that all AgriGold growers use Field GX to some extent. He predicts genetic diversity will become an even more critical success factor.
“Genetic diversity and Field GX are the future model for growers who want to get the most out of every single acre,” Bowling said.
For more tips on boldly planning for 2020, contact your local AgriGold Key Account Specialist by visiting agrigold.com.
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ARBITRATION/CONCILIATION/MEDIATION REQUIRED BY SEVERAL STATES

Under the seed laws of several states, arbitration, mediation or conciliation is required as a prerequisite to maintaining legal action based upon the failure of seed to which this notice is attached to produce as represented. The consumer shall file a complaint (sworn for AR, FL, ID, IN, MS, MT, SC, TX, WA) (verified for in CO, IL) (signed only for CA, GA), along with the required filing fee (where applicable) with the Commissioner/Director/Secretary of Agriculture, Seed Commissioner, or Chief Agricultural Officer within such time as to permit inspection of the crops or plants by the state’s designated agency and LG Seeds, or within the period required by state law. A copy of the complaint shall be sent to LG Seeds by certified or registered mail or as otherwise provided by law.

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By purchasing seed products of BRAND, the buyer understands that such products are for planting in the year of the purchase and that BRAND has the obligation to pay royalties to trait providers for the products containing specific traits based on each grower’s agronomic zone. Buyer agrees to report the agronomic zone of each grower who will plant such traited products (including that of the buyer if he is a grower) to BRAND. Such agronomic zones are defined and assigned by each of the trait providers at their sole discretion, and may be different from one provider to another. At any time, should BRAND become aware that the seed product was invoiced for an in- correct agronomic zone or planting year, BRAND will adjust the invoice to reflect the correct price. In such event, either BRAND will promptly issue a refund, or the buyer will pay the corrected amount remaining owed to BRAND.

LIMITATION OF WARRANTY AND REMEDY

BRAND warrants that the seeds in the container are as described on the tag, subject to tolerances established by law. THE FOREGOING EXPRESS WARRANTY EXCLUDES ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND THE WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION THEREON. BRAND does not warrant that conventional seed produced or sold by BRAND is free of genetically modified organisms (“GMO”), nor does BRAND warrant that genetically modified seed produced or sold by BRAND is free of unintentional GMO for any reason, (including but not limited to adventitious pollen contamination due to pollen drift caused by wind and/or insects). BRAND specifically disclaims any warranty as to complete freedom of GMO for conventional seed produced or sold by BRAND and BRAND specifically disclaims any warranty as to complete freedom of unintentional GMO for genetically modified seed produced or sold by BRAND. By acceptance and use of the seed, buyer agrees that BRAND’s liability and the buyer’s exclusive remedy for breach of any warranty or other reason (if any) shall be limited, in all events, to a return of the purchase price of the affected seed, and in no event shall BRAND be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages (including damages for loss of business, loss of profits, or any similar loss) whether based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort (including negligence), product liability, or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. All claims must be presented within a reasonable period of time and not later than thirty (30) days after discovery. Crop yields and quality are influenced by many causes and conditions beyond BRAND’s control that BRAND does not warrant yield or quality. Further, any recommendations given for selection or use of BRAND’s products are based upon BRAND’s best knowledge and for informational purposes only, and BRAND does not warrant the results to be obtained with such recommendations. Unless accepted on the foregoing terms, buyer shall return the seed in the original unopened container within 15 days of purchase for a refund of the purchase price.

SECURITY INTEREST

BRAND reserves, and the buyer grants to BRAND, a security interest in any and all delivered products in the inventory of the buyer and in all accounts receivable of the buyer arising from the sale of the BRAND products, until full payment to BRAND. Buyer agrees to execute such documents as BRAND may request in order to perfect BRAND’s security interest.

CREDIT BALANCE INFORMATION & CREDIT POLICY

The buyer may notify BRAND by June 30 that it wishes to apply any overpayment (i.e., credit balance) as an advance payment against subsequent purchases. If the buyer does not send such notification, BRAND will issue a refund check to the buyer as soon as practicable after June 30. This does not limit the buyer’s ability to specifically request a refund of an overpayment at any time. Note that payment of an early refund may impact other items, including early payment discounts and credits or qualification for various other programs or discounts offered by BRAND. Notwithstanding the above, the buyer acknowledges and agrees that BRAND may, in its sole discretion, apply any credit balance or payment that BRAND receives from the buyer (directly or from a third party for the buyer’s account) to any past-due account that the buyer may have with AgReliant Genetics, LLC. A late payment charge of 1.5% per month (18% per annum), or the maximum lower rate allowed by law, will be added to all accounts not paid in full by the due date of payment, and for each month thereafter on the unpaid amount until paid in full. The buyer also agrees to bear any and all expenses related to the collection of any accounts deemed past due by BRAND, including without limitation attorney fees and court costs.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: USE RESTRICTIONS

Sale of this seed is allowed only in the U.S. and through BRAND’s authorized dealers and distributors. One or more of the parental lines used to produce this seed is proprietary to or licensed to BRAND. BRAND grants to buyer a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use the seed for the sole purpose of growing a single commercial crop for the production of grain or forage for feeding or processing. Buyer agrees that it is not acquiring any rights to use the seed or any parental line(s) that may be unintentionally contained herein for any purpose other than the growing of a single commercial crop for the production of grain or forage for feeding or processing. Buyer shall not reproduce or transfer said seed or parental line(s), nor subject them (nor their pollen or any other plant part) to any breeding, research, development, biotechnology process, or any other genetic manipulation techniques, including (but not limited to) tissue culture, genetic fingerprinting or transformation techniques, sequencing, use of molecular markers or mutagenesis. The parental line(s) may also be protected under trade secret laws. Buyer further agrees that under these trade secret rights, any parental seed and the genetic material contained herein is confidential and must be maintained in confidence. Export of the seed and parental line(s) is prohibited. Further, the buyer shall ensure that any crop or material produced from this seed shall only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted. FOR TRAITED SEED, ACCEPTANCE OF TRAIT PROVIDERS’ TECHNOLOGY AGREEMENTS IS REQUIRED AS A CONDITION OF SALE.

WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

AgriGold (“Company” or “We”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. This policy describes our practices in connection with information that we may collect from you, or that you may provide to us, through our website www.agrigold.com (our “Website”) or offline through attending a trade show or other event or participating in our sweepstakes, contests, or other promotional activities, and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

By accessing or using our Website and providing us with your information online or offline, you agree to this privacy policy. If you do not agree with this policy and our practices, your choice is not to use our Website or interact with us. This policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of our Website and continued interaction with us after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

This policy does not apply to information collected through any other website operated by Company or by any third party, including through any application, platform, or content that may link to or be accessible from or on our Website.

Information We Collect and How We Collect It

We collect limited information from you, which includes information:

  • By which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (“personal information”).
  • About your internet connection, location, the equipment you use to access our Website, site navigation, and usage details.

We collect this information:

  • When you fill in forms or register for subscriptions or other communications through our Website.
  • When you register to attend a trip or meeting.
  • When you correspond with us via email.
  • When you participate in a contest, promotion, sweepstakes, survey or other promotion.
  • When we conduct market research, meet you at a trade show or other event.
  • Automatically as you navigate through our Website. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and search history.

How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us:

  • To present our Website and its contents to you.
  • To provide you with marketing-related communications (such as by email or through mailings) with information about current events, promotions, new products and other news about our Company with your consent.
  • To allow you to participate in our sweepstakes, contests or other promotions.
  • To help us respond to your queries.
  • To conduct data analysis to improve our business.
  • To help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Website, and to gather broad demographic information.
  • To comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy:

  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business (such as printers, e-mail providers, analytic providers, and web hosting providers) or that help us market our products and services.
  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.

Our contractors, service providers, and other third parties may need information about you in order to perform their functions. We will not share, sell, rent or otherwise distribute your personal information with outside parties, except to provide products or services you’ve requested, to receive support services from our service providers (as described immediately above), in response to a validly-issued subpoena or court order, when necessary to exercise our legal rights, upon your request, or to contact you, when necessary.

Your Choices Regarding Our Use and disclosure of Your Information

We give you choices regarding our use and disclosure of your information. You may opt-out from receiving electronic communications from us. If you no longer want to receive marketing-related emails from us on a going-forward basis, you may opt-out by using the unsubscribe mechanism contained in each such email communication or send us an email stating your request to communications@agrigold.com. We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, their data collection and/or handling practices. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Website, such as through a link displayed on our Website, and encourage you to read the privacy statements on third parties’ sites.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You may request to access, correct or delete your personal information by sending us an email to communications@agrigold.com. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information. To contact us about your California privacy rights, please call (800) 262-7333 or email us at communications@agrigold.com.

Specifically, we supply information to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) and other California privacy laws. The CCPA provides consumers (California residents) with specific rights regarding their personal information. This section describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.

Access to Specific Information

You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your identity (“verifiable consumer request”), we will disclose to you:

  • The categories of personal information we collected about you.
  • The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you.
  • The purposes for collecting or disclosing that personal information
  • The categories of personal information that we sold or shared for a business purpose
  • The categories of third parties with whom we shared or sold that personal information

Deletion Request Rights

You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies.

Exercising Your Rights

To exercise the rights described above, please submit a request to us by either calling (800) 262-7333 or emailing communications@agrigold.com.

Children Under the Age of 13

Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. We do not entice children with games or contests that would encourage them to disclose personal information. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information through this Website. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at communications@agrigold.com.

Security

We feature security measures on our host’s servers to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information placed under our control.

Retention

We retain the information we collect for as long as needed or permitted in light of the purpose(s) for which it was obtained and consistent with applicable law.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, contact us at:

AgriGold
5381 Akin Road
St. Francisville, IL 62460
800-262-7333

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All orders and sales are subject to the AgriGold® Terms and Conditions of Sale, which include but are not limited to the Limitation of Warranty & Remedy and Agronomic Zone and Planting Year. All Terms and Conditions of Sale are subject to change from time to time without prior notice. For the most up to date Terms and Conditions of Sale, see the AgriGold® website at www.agrigold.com.

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. This product has 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.

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

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.

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

ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Roundup Ready® technology contains genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, an active ingredient in Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides. Agricultural herbicides containing glyphosate will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate.

ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS FOR USE ON PESTICIDE LABELING. 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 2 Xtend® soybeans contains 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 Technology Use Guide for recommended weed control programs.

XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology is part of the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System and is a restricted use pesticide. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS FOR USE ON PESTICIDE LABELING. It is a violation of federal and state law to use any pesticide product other than in accordance with its labeling. XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology and products with XtendFlex® Technology may not be approved in all states and may be subject to use restrictions in some states. Check with your local product dealer or representative or U.S. EPA and your state pesticide regulatory agency for the product registration status and additional restrictions in your state. For approved tankmix products and nozzles visit XtendiMaxApplicationRequirements.com

Important: Always read and follow label and bag tag instructions; only those labeled as tolerant to glufosinate may be sprayed with glufosinate ammonium based herbicides.

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.

Agrisure® 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.

Saltro® is a registered trademark of Syngenta Group Company.

AgReliant Genetics® and Design, Advantage Acre® and Design, AgriGold® and Design, AgriShield®, and Yield Masters Design™ are trademarks of AgReliant Genetics, LLC. Agrisure®, Agrisure Artesian®, Artesian™, Agrisure Viptera®, Avicta®, Cruiser®, and E-Z Refuge® are trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company. Acceleron®, DroughtGard®, Genuity®, RIB Complete and Design®, RIB Complete®, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend®, Roundup Ready 2 Yield®, Roundup Ready 2 Technology and Design®, Roundup Ready®, Roundup®, SmartStax and Design®, SmartStax®, Trecepta®, Trecepta® RIB Complete®, VaporGrip®, VT Double PRO®, and XtendiMax® are trademarks of Bayer Group. FieldView™ is a trademark of The Climate Corporation. ILeVO®, LibertyLink®, Poncho®, VOTiVO®, and the Water Droplet Design® are registered trademarks of BASF Corporation. HERCULEX® and the HERCULEX Shield are trademarks of Dow AgroSciences LLC. 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.

Important: Always read and follow label instructions. Some products may not be registered for sale or use in all states or counties. Please check with your local extension service to ensure registration status.

Avicta is a Restricted Use Pesticide. For use by certified applicators only. Growers planting Avicta treated seed are not required to be certified applicators. Avicta technology is protected by U.S. Patent No. 6,875,727.

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 set forth in the technology agreement that you sign. By opening and using a bag of seed, you are reaffirming your obligation to comply with those stewardship requirements.

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SEED PIRACY STATEMENT: Seed containing a patented trait can only be used to plant a single commercial crop from which seed cannot be saved and replanted. Examples of seed containing a patented trait include but are not limited to Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybeans, and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans. Additional information and limitations on the use of these products are provided in the Monsanto Technology Stewardship Agreement, the Monsanto Technology Use Guide, and the Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® Soybean Technology Use Guide Supplement. U.S. patents for Monsanto technologies can be found at the following webpage: http://www.monsantotechnology.com