How Common Are Resprays?

Respraying fields following a first chemical application is never ideal--even if the cost of the respray is covered by the chemical manufacturer, the process is time-consuming. Numerous sprays can also contribute to soil compaction by increasing the machine weight that must pass over the field in a small window of time.

We recently surveyed our FBN members to find out how common manufacturer-reimbursed resprays really are. More than 1,500 members from across the United States responded to our poll, which asked:

Last year, what percentage of your planted acres were resprayed due to product performance where the manufacturer reimbursed you for product cost?”

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Most Farmers Don’t Require Resprays

The results that came in clearly showed that the large majority of farmers we polled required no manufacturer-reimbursed resprays in 2017, with 78% of respondents responding that 0 of their acres received reimbursed resprays due to product performance.

Another 10% of respondents received manufacturer-reimbursed resprays for 10% or less of their fields, meaning that only 12% of farmers had to respray more than 10% with a manufacturer reimbursement.


Which Products Most Commonly Needed to be Resprayed?

We followed up with all respondents who indicated that they needed more than 10% of their acreage to be resprayed to ask them which products required a respray. Although there were 32 products in total that needed to be resprayed from the 95 responses we received, a few products were responsible for most of the resprays.

respray pie chart

Liberty® led the way with 26% of total responses. Roundup PowerMax® was next with 14% of responses, followed by Corvus® at 10%. All other products had to be resprayed by 5 or fewer respondents. The word cloud below shows all of the responses we received--the larger the word, the more often it was mentioned.


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Armezon® Pro, Engenia®, Flexstar®, Sharpen®, and Zidua® are registered trademarks of BASF. Capreno™,  Laudis®, and Liberty® are registered trademarks of Bayer Crop Science. Gramoxone® and Lexar® are registered trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company. Halex®, Roundup PowerMAX®, Rowel®, and TripleFlex® are registered trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC. Resicore®, Sonic®, Surestart® and Surpass® are registered trademarks of The Dow Chemical Company. Parallel® is a registered trademark of an ADAMA Group Company. Realm® is a registered trademark of E.I. duPont de Nemours and Company. Impact is a registered trademark of AMVAC Chemical Corporation. Select® Max is a registered trademark of Valent U.S.A. Corporation.