Product stewardship is an essential component in every partnership. By upholding ourselves to consistent standards of weed and insect management, commodity marketing and stewardship integrity—we help ensure the long-term success of each technology and innovation offered to farmers. In support of this, helpful guides have been created to assist you and your customers in this shared commitment to product stewardship.
Helpful documents are included in the sections below.
Monsanto has adopted the AgCelerate Stewardship Platform for grower licensing. AgCelerate is a single place for you to view, manage and assist your growers in signing technology agreements for Monsanto and other trait providers.
We encourage you to register with AgCelerate to take advantage of its many benefits, including facilitating the reconciliation process and technology agreement compliance management.
Please note: Growers with a current approved (2010 or later) MTSA are not required to sign a new agreement in order to participate in the AgCelerate Stewardship Platform. However, growers are encouraged to sign the current MTSA in AgCelerate, allowing them to view the current terms and conditions and save the information electronically.
The U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) requires growers who purchase and plant insect-protected seed to follow an Insect Resistance Management (IRM) plan. The main benefit of an IRM plan is to help prevent insect populations from becoming resistant to B.t. technology. As we all know, it is in the best interest of seed companies and their farmer customers to protect the integrity and viability of these valuable tools.
Providing farmers with tools to understand why IRM is essential and how to be compliant is a critical component of IRM. Please use the appropriate IRM guide for your business below, and help us educate about the requirements and how to follow them.