Benefits of planting new seed

Planting New Seed Offers Yield Advantage

Benefits of New Seed
• Highest quality and highest yielding product vs. bin-run
• Meets quality standards of UniSouth Genetics, Inc.
• Professionally handled and rigorously tested
• Dramatically reduces splits and foreign matter
• Ensures varietal purity
• Germination tests to ensure peace of mind
• Weed-free
• Reliable seed supply in many maturities
• Access to the most elite germplasm

Economics of New Seed vs. Bin-Run
• Income lost by not selling as commodity grain (e.g. 1 bushel of bin-run seed multiplied by the price of a soybean bushel)
• Average loss of ~ 10-15% cleanout at harvest for bin-run seed
• Handling and transportation costs for bin-run (approx. $.35-$.75/bushel)
• Bin-run planting rates are generally 15% higher than new certified seed
• New seed yields an average of 1.8 bushel/acre more than bin-run (University yield trials range from 1.2-5.9 bushel/acre)

Limited Warranty Benefits
• Dealer agronomic support before and after the sale
• Risk management benefits of Roundup Rewards® (over $600 million paid to growers since 1997)

New Innovations
• Royalties provide research and development of new traits and higher yielding germplasm
• Monsanto invests over $3.8 Million per day on research and development
• Monsanto is 100% committed to agriculture
• New trait introductions
• 7- 9 years for commercialization
• $50-$100 million in total costs for a new biotech trait
• Seed companies and Monsanto are committed to our customers’ success

See your dealer for a copy of the 2012 Roundup Rewards® brochure for qualification criteria, program requirements and full benefits. Roundup Rewards® applies only to
Roundup® branded and other agricultural herbicides specified by Monsanto. Roundup® and Roundup Rewards® are registered trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC.
© 2012 Monsanto Company
If you have questions concerning the Roundup Ready® system
or you wish to report farmer saved seed call 1-800-ROUNDUP.

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