Crop Protection planning and purchasing is in full swing for the 2017 growing season. Knowing and understanding all the financing programs and rebate options that the major manufacturers have to offer is an important component when planning to have a successful crop protection plan.
As the farming economy has declined, farmers’ budgets have narrowed and every dollar spent needs to be getting the maximum return on investment. It is important to choose the right Crop Protection inputs program from the start because done correctly; they are a relatively small portion of the overall operation cost.
Some growers choose to use low cost herbicide programs and then hope for good results. In a majority of these cases, single modes of action and minimum use rates were used to lower the cost. In the end many are unhappy with the results and spend more than expected on rescue treatments. Choosing to start clean by using multiple modes of action and full rates will prevent costly re-sprays. All of the major crop protection manufacturers promote these programs and reward growers in the form of rebates.
Rebates may seem unattractive to some growers at first but overall may be the better financial option. In a typical pre-emergent application, followed by a post-emergent application, plus an overlapping residual and fungicide, a grower could receive up to $11 per acre back. Receiving money back is more attractive than paying an additional $30 per acre for an unplanned rescue treatment. In addition, most of the same major manufacturers that offer rebates also provide very attractive financing options too. Most manufacturers offer 0% interest with balances due in the fall after the current crop year. Titan Pro supports all the major crop protection manufacturers’ financing programs and passes on rebates to the grower. Contact your local Titan Pro dealer for more information. Don’t underestimate the power that rebates and financing can have for you!