During a meeting with ag retailers Tuesday, BASF District Sales Manager Barry Rongen voiced optimism about the year ahead. “The soil moisture to begin the year in 2022 is way better than a year ago and I really believe growers are going to be willing to invest in their crop because commodity prices are good.” Farmers face product shortages going into 2022. Strategies are in place to help farmers deal with these constraints on supply. “Especially, with corn and soybeans, get a good pre program in place to take the pressure off of the post application. Everyone is aware the demand for glyphosate and glufosinate is going to exceed the supply so we’re going have to have a good solid program to take care of weeds up front and take some of the pressure off once the crop is off.” Rongen outlined BASF’s product pipeline during this meeting. New products include Sphaerex fungicide to control fusarium head blight. Looking forward, BASF will bring Ideltis Hybrid Wheat to the market, likely in 2024.
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