A Word of Warning on Saved Seeds

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Tractor with square baler baying wheat straw.  Image is by Dennis Pennington, Bioenergy Educator, Michigan State University Extension from flickr.com

I recently wrote a column for Progressive Forage discussing saved seed laws and how these laws can impact seed selection in forage operations.  The column highlights patent law and the Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA) and the penalties associated with each law. Continue reading

Forthcoming Fact Sheet To Cover Legal Issues With Saving Cover Crop Seed For Replanting

 

Harvesting wheat near Pendleton, Oregon.

Image by Oregon State University, Flickr.com

I’m taking a break from legal issues to highlight forthcoming articles that might interest some of you.  I’ve gotten the opportunity to work with Dale Morris, Turfgrass and Seed, Program Manager with Maryland Department of Agriculture, and Dr. Bob Kratochvil, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland, to let Maryland producers understand legal issues associated with using saved seeds to plant a cover crop. Continue reading