May 2021


Driving Without Insurance is Reckless Behavior

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When it comes to crop planning and approaching growers about fungicides, conversations can be challenging. Not every grower sees or understands the value of a fungicide application, especially without the presence of heavy disease pressure.

How many times have you heard a farmer say:

If you nodded your head to any of these, help your farmers see value while also setting fungicide application expectations.

Prepare for the unexpected
Raising a crop without a fungicide is sort of like driving a car without insurance. According to the National Safety Council, your chances of getting into an accident is about 1 in 107. You could chance being one of the 106 who don’t get into an accident and cruise without insurance, or you could do the smart thing and plan for the unexpected.

Similarly, a farmer can fly through the growing season and hope they don’t encounter:

However, the chances of one (or more) of the five happening is fairly high. Very rarely are we fortunate enough to have a perfect growing season and a timely harvest without weather challenges.

Setting fungicide application expectations
Help growers understand the value of fungicides while also setting expectations.

If you need more information, contact your local BASF rep. We are here to help!