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Glyphosate, Some Other Crop Protection Products In Tight Supply

If you still need to purchase glyphosate to tackle tough weeds or terminate cover crops this spring, be advised, it could be hard to come by.
“My retailers say while they have most of the glyphosate needed in-house, replacement product is very hard to get, and they’re taking care of prepaid customers first,” says Ken Ferrie, Farm Journal Field Agronomist and owner of Crop-Tech Consulting, Heyworth, Ill.
Iowa farmers are also encountering a tight supply of glyphosate. “I don’t know much about the shortage, other than the fact it is real,” says Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University Extension weed specialist.
Costs are trending higher. One Missouri ag retailer told Farm Journal editors on Wednesday that both branded and generic glyphosate prices are seeing a 20% increase. Along with that, many retailers are on allocation and currently unable to secure any additional supply of the generic herbicide.
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