Corn Trait Legal & Stewardship Statements

All legal and stewardship statements required for our corn products are listed here. Please reference the Corn Trait Logo & Legal Guidelines document to determine which statements and logos are needed for the product(s) you are promoting.

Below please find stewardship resources for your marketing material.

ETS Statement

Bayer Company is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship® (ETS). Bayer products are commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with Bayer’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. Statement

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

RIB Statement

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 RIB Statement

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

Roundup Ready Statement

ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Roundup Ready® 2 Technology contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate. Glyphosate will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate.

Performance May Vary

NOTE: Include this statement ONLY if talking about product performance and benefits that includes data. Performance may vary from location to location and from year to year, as local growing, soil and weather conditions may vary. Growers should evaluate data from multiple locations and years whenever possible and should consider the impacts of these conditions on the grower’s fields.

Trademark Attribution

NOTE: All corn product trademark statements are included here. Only include trademark attributions for products mentioned in your material.

Acceleron®, DroughtGard®, RIB Complete®, Roundup Ready 2 Technology and Design®, Roundup Ready®, Roundup®,  SmartStax®, Trecepta®, Trecepta® RIB Complete®, and VT Double PRO® are trademarks of Bayer Group. 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.

Include the below statements in your trademark attributions:

All Trecepta and Trecepta RIB Complete legal statements must include the following statement in the trademark attributions:

 Insect control technology provided by Vip3A is utilized under license from Syngenta Crop Protection AG. Agrisure Viptera® is a registered trademark of a Syngenta group company.

All SmartStax and SmartStax RIB Complete legal statements must include the following statement in the trademark attributions:

 LibertyLink® and the Water Droplet Design®are registered trademarks of BASF Corporation . Herculex® is a registered trademark of Dow AgroSciences LLC.

 

Roundup Ready 2 Technology, Respect the Refuge & IRM Statement

These logos are available in the Marketing section of this site.

 

NOTE: All SmartStax and SmartStax RIB Complete legal statements must include this logo, when the SmartStax logo is used in the material. These logos are available in the Marketing section of this site.

Abbreviated Legals for Print Ads and Postcards

Please check with Precision Agricultural Services (p: 859-873-6138; e:pas@precisionags.com) for the latest legal guidelines language. You only need to use the Trademark Language or the Abbreviated Legals for the Bayer trait or logo you are promoting. Full legal language is required unless there are space constraints, such as with postcards. If there is not sufficient space for the full legals, the following abbreviated legal language below may be used:

ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW IRM, WHERE APPLICABLE, GRAIN MARKETING AND ALL OTHER STEWARDSHIP PRACTICES AND PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. ©2021 Bayer Group. All rights reserved.

Abbreviated Legals for Radio and TV

When using abbreviated legals, be sure the products you are promoting are registered in the state where the ad runs. The following words must appear on screen or be read on the air:

ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW IRM, WHERE APPLICABLE, GRAIN MARKETING AND ALL OTHER STEWARDSHIP PRACTICES AND PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. 

If the radio or TV ad discusses yield results then it should also include: Performance may vary.