> On my recent trip to Illinois and in my speech on biotech, I
> presented data from Iowa on the cost of a full Roundup Ready soybean weed
> management program, to drive home how fast herbicide-tolerant weed
> management system costs were rising. The Iowa data included --
> * Burndown with Prowl, 2,4-D and Roundup Ultra, $19.40 per acre
> * June spray, 2 pints/acre Roundup Ultra, $15.31
> * July re-spray 1 pint, $9.06
> * Various adjuvants in the above prices
> * Seed with $5.00 tech fee, $25.00.
> Total cost per acre, $68.77 -- about 3-time the average cost of
> soybean weed management less than a decade ago.
My 3 year average cost for herbicides on my no till RR beans is $18.50/acre
including tech fee and adjuvants. Although my costs may be lower then some RR
bean growers I think the source for your figures is way to high. American
Cyanamid has reduced the price of their products 20-70% just to compete with the
roundup ready program. I have not met many growers who said that the RR beans
cost more for herbicides.How do you get $25/acre tech fee?
How many farmers spray Roundup 3 times?
Did you include the cost of application in your Roundup price? The last Roundup
I bought cost $8.25/quart.
-- "New Generation Cropping Systems": the cutting edge of sustainable agriculture http://www.cedarmeadowfarm.com Steve Groff Cedar Meadow Farm 679 Hilldale Rd Holtwood PA 17532 USA Ph. 717-284-5152
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