Ag Chem Constraints and Concerns

Jan 04, 2023

Emerging Corn

Plan Ahead.

As we move towards the 2023 planting season, we are still overshadowed with supply and availability concerns for a few of our key crop input products.  I will say that the concern is not as high as it was one year ago, but we must be alert to any outside factors that can affect production and transportation. That means that not only active ingredients, but inert ingredients, labels, plastics, and other components might have an impact on whether the products are able to make it to your farm. 

A few products that are a shaping up to have less of a supply problem are your glyphosates, 2,4-Ds and metribuzin. Products that are still on the tight side for supply are glufosinate, atrazine, and clethodim. Also due to higher demand, soil insecticides and a few grass herbicide premixes have challenges as well. 

That being said, our action plan is no different than one year ago.  We have been actively securing product based on last year sales and working closely with vendors and manufacturing companies to make sure we get what we believe we will need.  Similar to last year, we have to continue to plan, plan and plan.  Planning ahead is the best action you can take to keep your farming operation at the top of its game.
Please take the time to work with your Premier Agronomist and review your herbicide program for products, rates and timing as well as any other crop input needs.  With all of us working together we can once again have a successful crop year with high yields and returns.  Please contact your local Premier agronomist to get the planning and profits for 2023 in motion.  


                   Ken Jahnke
        Agronomy Sales Manager



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