BASF Technical Service Representative Dan Melass says input costs will be a factor for farmers as they consider the crop mix. “Soybeans are a good price and dry beans are also a good price so I think there will be a race up the hill to see who gets the acres; I think wheat will vary depending on the grower and the area that they are in. Fertilizer prices have skyrocketed which leads to higher input costs for wheat, corn, canola and those crops.” Melaas says wheat quality was good this past season. “With the drier conditions, we didn’t have the disease pressure that we’ve had in some past years so overall quality was good.” BASF is bringing a new wheat fungicide product to market called Sphaerex for head scab and DON reduction.
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