How to Save With Value Pick Products
The FBN® product selection is designed to give our members as much choice and the highest savings on inputs possible. We’ve always believed that it is important to offer generic alternatives with the same active ingredients as well-known brand name chemicals.
With your profits at the top of our mind, we’ve added another option to the mix: Value Pick selections.
What is a Value Pick?
With a Value Pick product, you choose your desired active ingredient and concentration while giving us the flexibility to select the exact product to send to you.
When you buy a Value Pick product, you lock in the best value we have to offer for that active ingredient and concentration.
Value Picks all meet the same high quality standards as the rest of our product selection. Choosing a Value Pick product simply lets us fulfill your order with the product we can get the best deal on from our suppliers.
As with all of the products we sell, we guarantee that the product you receive will be formulated as labeled.
The product you receive may be a generic product. A generic product is manufactured and sold by a company other than the original manufacturer but contains the same active ingredient(s).
Generic products are usually “off-patent,” meaning that the patent for the original brand name has expired and other companies are free to make a competitor product.
Flexibility = Savings
Although we introduced Value Picks to our product selection for the first time a few months ago, we’re not the first to equate flexibility with savings. You’ll see this concept often in the travel industry.
Popular hotel booking sites, for example, often offer deals that let the website choose the exact hotel where a traveler stays, saving the traveler money. The traveler can enter dates and location and then see options based on star rating, amenities, and price without knowing exactly which hotel they’re choosing at the time that they book. Many flight booking sites have similar options for airlines.
Value Picks work in much the same way. You let us know what active ingredient and concentration you’re looking for, and we give you the best deal we can find without specifying the exact product at the time you buy.
Comparing Value Picks and Branded Products
When you shop on FBN Direct®, we make it easy to compare Value Picks with their alternatives.
You’ll see an alternative product listed next to a Value Pick so that you get a quick apples-to-apples price comparison, with concentration of active ingredients already taken into account.
Our goal is always to make it easy for you to make the choice that’s right for you.
Selecting Value Pick Products for the 2023 Season
Here are a few ways to get started with crop protection products for the upcoming season. Get great deals on some of our most popular products like:
Atrazine 4L Value Pick* - This preemergence and post emergence herbicide will help control many annual broadleaf weeds and grasses in corn, sorghum, sugarcane, and other labeled crops. Contains atrazine, the active ingredient found in Aatrex® 4L Herbicide.
2,4-D LV6 Value Pick - Pre- and post emergence herbicide for control of many broadleaf weeds and brush control in corn, small grains, soybeans (preplant) and other labeled crops. Contains 2,4-D and 2-ethylhexyl ester, the active ingredients found in 2,4-D LV 6 Herbicide.
Dicamba DMA 4 Value Pick - Pre- and post emergence herbicide for weed control in corn, cotton, sorghum, soybean, small grains, pasture, hay, rangeland, farmstead (non-cropland), fallow and other labeled crops. Contains dicamba DMA, the active ingredient in Banvel® Herbicide.
2023 Crop Protection Guide: Learn more about the FBN portfolio of crop protection products in the new 2023 Crop Protection Guide with info on branded vs. generic alternatives, tank mixing, and more.
Understanding Adjuvants to Optimize Crop Protection [Video]: Neil McCormick, Global Product Development Manager, Biologicals & Adjuvants at FBN®, discusses how to best utilize adjuvants to better optimize crop protection on your operation in this educational Farmer2FarmerVI presentation.
*RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDE Due to acute toxicity. For retail sale to and use by certified applicators only – NOT to be used by uncertified persons working under the supervision of a certified applicator.
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