Crop Protection Supplies are Tight. Call. Be Patient.

Apr 25, 2022


Sequence is a smooth formulation of Dual and glyphosate in a premix
“Crop protection products are in very tight supply in 2022,” said John Swanson, Federated’s procurement manager, even though Federated consistently works hard to ensure the co-op has the items customers need.
 
 “Communication will be extremely important” in 2022, Swanson said, because “we may not have every crop protection product sitting on the shelf.” Talking to your Federated Agronomist to lock in supply will help – and the sooner the better.
 
Being willing to make adjustments will also be very helpful: “If the product [you desire] is not something we normally stock, we may need extra time to get [it],” said Swanson.
 
Additionally, if the brand you’re accustomed to isn’t available, but the active ingredient is available in another product of a different name, being willing to make that change will go a long way toward addressing your weed control needs. “We have secured the active ingredients our growers need,” said Swanson, but they may be under other names/brands due to availability issues.
 
Some specific examples of products Federated has procured include:
  • Enlist Duo™ – a combination of Enlist One® and glyphosate;
  • Sequence® – a new Syngenta product combining glyphosate and metolachlor.
Using these premixes can “help with supply issues,” said Swanson.
 
Swanson said these key products are in “very tight” supply: atrazine, 2,4-D, metolachlor (Parallel®, Dual®), glyphosate, glufosinate (Liberty®, Interline®) and many fungicides. 
 
“If you are able,” Swanson said, “you may also want to take your product earlier than normal this year,” adding that “there are also products that we have secured that will be coming in over the next month.”
 
Some of the products yet to be supplied are still in production – not sitting in warehouses as they may have been in years past.
 
“Thank You for your continued support and patience as we work through these difficult times,” Swanson added. And please reach out to your Federated Agronomist with any questions or concerns.
 

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