Practical Steps to Navigate This Season’s Supply Landscape

Nufarm Supply View™ resources are developed to help you navigate challenges presented by the current supply environment. When input options are more limited and higher costs impede your plans, we’re here to offer solutions. 

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Here is some simple advice that will help to alleviate stress around herbicide supply in the spring of 2023.

  • It’s never too early to discuss your herbicide needs with your supplier. As soon as harvest is complete, you should consider meeting with your crop input supplier and providing them with details of your cropping plans next year. This will enable them to recommend suitable weed management solutions and provide details of anticipated supply and estimated costs.
  • An excellent way to reduce concerns about spring/pre-plant herbicide availability is to adopt a post-harvest weed management program while weather and other conditions allow. Nufarm is proud to have one of the most comprehensive post-harvest herbicide portfolios in the industry. Please consult your crop input supplier for details and/or refer to the crop solution tabs on this website.
  •  Not all herbicide products may be severely impacted by supply constraints. If you find that products you have used in the past are hard to get, consult specialist such as state extension websites or agronomists/consultants in your area that may be able to recommend alternative solutions.

Even though we can’t accurately predict when supply constraints will be alleviated, monitoring the indicators featured below may help to judge how trends in the various factors that impact supply lead to what can be called “Recovery Mode.”

United States International Trade Commission website
This is a free resource that’s available to all. On this site can be found a plethora of information about trends in international trade movement, and even contains an Import Monitoring Tool that shows import and export activity about specific types of commodity.

U.S. Department of Transportation websites
Transportation Supply Chain
Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Another free resource that provides data and trends related to transportation of goods internationally and domestically. The site also provides a link to the Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force Report that outlines findings and proposed / executed actions resulting from the Executive Order 14017 “ America’s Supply Chains” signed by President Biden.

Multiple company websites that provide insights into the status of supply chain efficiency, stresses and trends. Some information is available at no cost, some requires paid subscriptions.

Border States

This list is provided purely for information, Nufarm does not endorse any of these companies and takes no responsibility for the information provided by them.

US Trucking “Capacity Versus Demand”



Supply View Volume 1

Considerations of supply alternatives. Practical steps to navigate this season’s supply landscape.


Supply View Volume 2

What is causing the current supply situation? Learn about the reasons behind the escalating supply crunch.


Supply View Volume 3

Supply View Volume 3

Using the right tank mix can stretch the herbicides you have on hand and give your crops a clean start – even with limited glyphosate and glufosinate.


Supply View Volume 4

Explore the major factors that contribute to the current supply challenges being witnessed in multiple industries, including crop protection products.


Supply View Volume 5

Recommending residual herbicides has become the agronomic equivalent of recommending a healthy diet and exercise. See the role residual herbicides play in early-season weed control.


Supply View Volume 6

Explore some of the multiple articles and commentaries published that provide guidance related to handling herbicide shortages being experienced this year. 


Supply View Volume 7

Read through a chronology of some of the events that have led to the supply issues experienced over the past few months.


Supply View Volume 8

Look at of some of the events that may be putting the worlds food supply at risk and how supply challenges impact outputs as well as inputs.


Supply View Volume 9

Review industry trends that can be used to predict future events.


Supply View Volume 10

Explore ideas concerning planning for the 2023 crop year.



Corn, Soybeans: Spring Burndown Strategies When Herbicides in Short Supply

There is a lot of speculation about herbicide shortages for the 2022 growing season, and some products are apparently getting more expensive and/or scarce now. This will affect herbicide buying and weed management decisions for the 2022 season.


U.S. Ag Exports Missing The Boat Due To Out Of Whack World Supply Chain

Billions of dollars of U.S. agricultural goods never left port last year, and the problem doesn’t seem to be getting any better this year. An informal survey by the Agriculture Transportation Coalition, which represents exporters, found about 22% of agricultural exports were being lost due to transportation issues.


Almond Processor Shares How Supply Chain Disruption is Impacting Business, Industry

The seemingly never-ending supply chain disruptions continue to impact many aspects of our everyday lives, and our agricultural industries have also suffered tremendous losses due to these challenges. Watch this brief interview with Katie Staack-Dorsett from Grizzly Nut as she shares to find out and learn more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine.

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Tight agriculture chemical supply, high prices could impact 2022 growing season

Supply chain disruptions and material shortages are fueling speculation about a herbicide shortage for the 2022 agriculture growing season.  Bill Johnson, Purdue professor of weed science and Purdue Extension weed specialist, is encouraging producers to plan to minimize the impact on corn and soybean production in the Midwest.


Adapting to Persistent Supply Chain Disruptions

The U.S. economy is on a strong growth path and cash-rich consumers are spending robustly on both services and goods. Roughly 80% of the U.S. adult population has now received at least one vaccination shot, leading to renewed participation in many public activities. But while the U.S. economy is running hot, it is still very much in the grips of the pandemic.


IDFA, Port of Los Angeles, and CMA CGM Form Initiative to Advance Dairy Exports

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), the Port of Los Angeles, and CMA CGM — a world leader in shipping and logistics — announced today the formation of a Dairy Exports Working Group aimed at identifying and addressing supply chain issues hampering U.S. dairy product exports.


Omicron’s Effect on Food Demand and The Supply Chain

Social media posts are showing empty store shelves. OpenTable reports dine-in restaurant meals are down 22% in late January compared to pre-pandemic data. 

Dr. Michael Swanson, ag economist at Wells Fargo, says the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape food economics. The omicron wave is bringing its own undulation to the trends of where and how food is consumed.