Technology Protection


Monsanto Canada’s Technology Protection Program began in 1997 as a way to help maintain a level playing field for Canadian farmers. Since then, we have conducted more than 10,000 Field Checks – all in an effort to make sure that farmers who haven’t paid for our patented technology are not benefiting unfairly.

Monsanto’s Field Check Program helps keep farming fair for everyone. Our goal in any dealings with our farmer customers is to treat them with a high level of integrity, respect and transparency. Click here to view our Technology Protection Field Check Commitment to those farmer customers who are selected for a Field Check. 


·         Why does Monsanto enforce its Patents? 

·         Saving Seeds

·         Identifying Issues of Seed Piracy in your Community

·         Field Check Procedure

·         Settling the Matter

·         If Negotiations Break Down