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Bayer is firmly committed to its legal, ethical and moral obligation to ensure that its products and technologies are safe and environmentally responsible. Bayer demonstrates this commitment through Product Stewardship.

Product Stewardship efforts at Bayer are supported by the industry-wide efforts of organizations like Excellence Through Stewardship®, an affiliate of the Biotechnology Industry Organizations (BIO), the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA) and the Canadian Corn Pest Coalition (CCPC).

To ensure farmers reap all the benefits of its products, Bayer:

  1. Explains and promotes proper and responsible use of its products
  2. Manages product identity, integrity and quality
  3. Meets or exceeds all government, industry and self-imposed regulations and approvals
  4. Manages market impacts associated with product introduction
  5. Continues stewardship of products in the marketplace 

Canada Seed Intellectual Property Protection Program

At Bayer we are committed to providing access to the latest seed and trait innovations. Part of this commitment is ensuring the protection of our seed Intellectual Property (IP).

Protecting our patent and IP rights, protects our ability to fuel the continued and vital research and development of innovative products that sustain long-term productivity and profitability for farmers. 

We are committed to a program that effectively protects our IP rights AND maintains a level playing field for all farmers.

Anyone with a question or concern about seed intellectual property, including a saved seed tip, can speak with a Bayer representative or contact us anonymously:
  • Call: 1-888-283-6847
  • Mail: Seed and Trait Stewardship, Suite 130, 160 Quarry Park Blvd. SE, Calgary, AB T2C 3G3

LEARN MORE ABOUT BAYER’S COMMITMENT TO FARMERS AND PATENTS

Why Plant Certified Soybean Seed?

MAKING THE BEST SOYBEAN SEED CHOICE GIVES YOU THE BEST RETURN

We know you want to make the best choice for your fields, which means carefully weighing the strengths of your soybean options. To get the best return, you have to make the most informed choice possible, so keep in mind that only certified seed can provide you with the kind of opportunity and yield potential that ultimately gives you the best return.

Learn more about certified soybean seed

2022 TSA Form

If you would like to apply to become a user of Bayer technology, or to update your existing information, please fill out our Technology Stewardship Agreement. Please use the following link to submit your information. Upon completion, your TSA # will be e-mailed to you within 48 hours.

2022 Grower TSA Form

If you are a retailer and would like to start a TSA form on behalf of a grower, please use the following link to start the process. Once you have completed the form, the grower will be e-mailed automatically in order to validate the information. Once the grower validates the information, and electronically signs the form, a TSA # will be generated within 48 hours and e-mailed to both the grower and the retailer.

2022 Retail TSA Form

To download a PDF of our TSA form for growers who do not have an e-mail address, please click here:

Downloadable TSA form

Completed forms should be scanned and e-mailed to rebate.fulfillment.ca@bayercropscience.com. Forms do not need to be mailed. In the event that you do not have access to a scanner or e-mail, please mail completed forms to Grower Licensing, Bayer CropScience Inc., #130, 160 Quarry Park Blvd SE, Calgary, AB T2C 3G3. Processing time for mail-in forms is approximately 4 weeks.

Technology Stewardship Agreement

Technology Use Guide

The Technology Use Guide (TUG) provides a concise source of technical information about Bayer's current portfolio of technology products, and sets forth the requirements and guidelines for the use of these products. As a user of Bayer technology, it is important that you are familiar with and follow certain management practices. Please read all of the information pertaining to the technology you will be using, including stewardship and related information.

Technology Use Guide