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?”
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.
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.
Want more insights about chemical application and usage? We created the Ag Chemical Guide to share the knowledge that FBN℠ members have developed to use chemicals more safely while understanding and minimizing their chemical costs.
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.