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How to Build an FBN® Acre Pack

Nov. 21, 2022

by FBN Network

Take control of your crop input plan with FBN® Acre Packs , an exciting new feature now available to farmers through FBN Direct®. By helping you plan, order and save, Acre Packs empower you with greater control of your crop input plan, simplify your planning process and help you save money by combining products for up to 5% of additional discounts (no rebates required!).  How Do I Build an Acre Pack?  Ready to build your Acre Pack? Let’s look at how the process works:  For U.S. Farmers: For Canadian Farmers: How to 1. Pick Your Pack  First, select a crop based on the available options in your country. For farmers in the U.S., the following Acre Pack crop options are currently available:  Corn Soybeans Cotton Wheat Rice For farmers in Canada, the following Acre Packs are currently available:  Wheat   Barley Canola Peas Lentils Winter Wheat Corn Soybeans After you’ve selected your Pack, input your acreage so the tool can customize your Pack building experience.  2. Select Your First Base Product After choosing your crop, select your first base product. The Acre Pack tool allows you to see both the price per gallon and price per acre for your chosen base product. 3. Slide to Set Your Rate Using the slider tool on the page, adjust your rate options to see how you can adjust your usage and price.  4. Choose Your Package Type Once you’ve selected your preferred rate, you can choose your base product package type for your Acre Pack based on the available options. One of the most exciting features of the Acre Pack is that the tool optimizes for the lowest possible quantity left over, meaning you don’t have to do the complicated math to determine exactly how much to order or the best size for your needs. The tool does it all for you automatically. 5. See The Product Description Read through the product description on the right side of the screen to discover more detailed information about your selected product, including:  Specific product details, product characteristics and traits, and safety guidelines The product label with intended usage notes and other information from the manufacturer Available package sizes so you can select the option that works best for your acreage or let the tool make a recommendation for you 6. Stack Your Savings The Acre Pack tool automatically calculates the applicable discounts for you and shows your total savings per acre throughout the Pack building process. For every additional base product added to your Pack, you receive an additional 1% discount off your total. By adding up to five base products, you can receive up to 5% off your Pack order.  7. Add Your Pack To The Cart Once you’ve added any additional products you’d like to include in your Pack and taken full advantage of all possible stacked savings, you’re ready to add your Pack to your cart. By hovering your mouse over the discounts section at the bottom of the cart view, you can see how much you’re saving based on the products you’ve added to your Pack.   8. Pick Your Delivery Once you’re ready to finish the check out process, pick your delivery address and delivery date. You can also update an existing address or add a new one at this stage to ensure your delivery goes to the correct destination.  9. Pick Your Flexible Way To Pay Finally, select your preferred payment method or financing option, which could include an FBN® Operating Line (for farmers in the U.S.), ACH, credit card, or other payment type. After selecting your payment option, you’re ready to submit your order.  That’s it! With more control of your crop input plan, you can approach next season with confidence. Try it for yourself by building your Pack at FBN.com today.  Copyright © 2014 - 2022 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, “FBN”, and “FBN Direct” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. FBN Direct products and services and other products distributed by FBN Direct in the United States are offered by FBN Inputs, LLC and are available only in states where FBN Inputs, LLC is licensed and where those products are registered for sale or use, if applicable. FBN Direct products and services and other products distributed by FBN Direct in Canada are offered by Farmer's Business Network Canada, Inc. and are available only in provinces where Farmer's Business Network Canada, Inc. is licensed and where those products are registered for sale or use, if applicable. Not available in Quebec. Nothing contained on this page should be construed as an offer for sale, or a sale of products. All products and prices are subject to change at any time and without notice. Terms and conditions apply. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL DIRECTIONS. It is a violation of federal, state and provincial law to use any pesticide product other than in accordance with its label. The distribution, sale and use of an unregistered pesticide is a violation of federal, provincial and/or state law and is strictly prohibited. It is your responsibility to confirm prior to purchase and use that a product is labeled for your specific purposes, including, but not limited to, your target crop or pest and its compatibility with other products in a tank mix and that the usage of a product is otherwise consistent with federal, state, provincial, and local laws.  In all applicable jurisdictions,you must have a valid applicator license and/or be a certified farmer to use restricted use pesticides.   All product recommendations and other information provided is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for consulting the product label or for specific agronomic, business,or professional advice. Where specific advice is necessary or appropriate, consult with a qualified advisor. 


Nov. 21, 2022

by FBN Network

Take control of your crop input plan with FBN® Hectare Packs , a revolutionary new feature now available to farmers from FBN Direct®. By helping you strategise, select products and save, Hectare Packs help you take greater control of your crop input plan, streamline your input planning process and help you save money by combining products for up to 5% of additional, instant discounts (without rebates!).  How Do I Build a Hectare Pack?  Ready to build your Hectare Pack? Here’s how the process works:  1. Pick Your Pack  First, select a crop based on the available options in your country. For farmers in Australia, the following Hectare Pack crop options are currently available:  Wheat Barley Canola Cotton Sorghum After you’ve chosen your preferred Pack, input your hectares so the tool can customise your Pack building experience to your specific needs.  2. Select Your First Base Product After selecting your crop, choose your first base product. The Hectare Pack tool allows you to see both the price per litre and price per hectare for your chosen base product. 3. Slide to Set Your Rate Using the slider tool on the page, adjust your rate options to see how you can adjust your usage and price.  4. Choose Your Package Type Once you’ve selected your preferred rate, you can choose your base product package size for your Hectare Pack based on the options available.  Hectare Packs are particularly unique and useful to growers thanks to the tool’s ability to automatically optimise for the lowest possible amount left over for that crop, meaning you don’t have to do the complicated maths to determine exactly how much to order or the best size for your needs. The tool does it all for you by making customised recommendations for your specific operation.  5. See The Product Description Read through the product description on the right side of the screen to review more details about your selected product, including:  Specific product notes and safety guidelines The product label with intended usage notes and other information from the manufacturer Available package sizes  6. Stack Your Savings The Hectare Pack tool automatically calculates the applicable discounts for you and shows your total savings per hectare throughout the Pack building process. Save an additional 1% on your base herbicide product, such as Glyphosate, for every additional product added to the Pack, up to 5% off. The FBN Hectare Pack tool automatically calculates these discounts for you and shows your total savings per hectare. 7. Add Your Pack To The Cart Once you’ve added any additional products you’d like to include in your Pack to take advantage of all possible discounts, you’re ready to add your Pack to your cart. By hovering your mouse over the discounts section at the bottom of the cart view, you can see how much you’re saving based on the products you’ve added to your Pack.   8. Pick Your Delivery Once you’re ready to check out, choose your preferred delivery address and delivery date. At this time you may also update an existing address or add a new one to make sure your delivery goes to the correct location.  9. Pick Your Flexible Way To Pay Finally, select your preferred payment method, which could include credit or debit card, bank transfer or cheque, or commercial trade credit (28 day terms). After you’ve selected your preferred payment option, you’re ready to submit your order.  That’s it! With more control of your crop input plan, you can approach next season with confidence. Try it for yourself by building your Pack at FBN.com today. Copyright © 2021 - 2022 Farmers Business Network Australia Pty Ltd. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, "FBN", and "FBN Direct" are registered trademarks or trademarks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. FBN Direct products and services and other products distributed by FBN Direct are offered by Farmers Business Network Australia Pty. Ltd. and are available only where Farmers Business Network Australia Pty Ltd. is licensed and where those products are registered for sale or use, if applicable. Nothing contained on this page, including the prices listed should be construed as an offer for sale, or a sale of products. All products and prices are subject to change at any time and without notice.  Terms and conditions apply. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL DIRECTIONS. It is a violation of federal and state/territory law to use any pesticide other than in accordance with its label. The distribution, sale and use of an unregistered chemical product is a violation of federal and/or state/territory law and is strictly prohibited. We do not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided on this page or which is provided by us in any form. It is your responsibility to confirm prior to purchase and use that a product is labeled for your specific purposes, including, but not limited to, your target crop or pest and its compatibility with other products in a tank mix and that the usage of a product is otherwise consistent with federal, state, territory and local laws. We reserve the right to restrict sales on a geographic basis in our sole discretion. You must be authorised to use restricted chemical products under applicable state or territory law. Please consult your applicable state or territory authority for complete rules and regulations on the use of restricted chemical products as some products require specific record-keeping requirements.


Nov. 14, 2022

by FBN Network

Streamline and simplify crop input planning for next season with FBN® Hectare Packs , a revolutionary new tool now available from FBN Direct®. A digital tool designed to help growers plan, order, and save, Hectare Packs empower farmers by giving them more control of their crop input plans while also saving them money by combining products for up to 5% of additional discounts (no rebates required!).  How Do Hectare Packs Work?  1. Input Your Hectares First, enter the number of hectares you are treating for your crop. 2. Select Your Rate Next, indicate your preferred application rate for your hectares.  3. See the Maths  Using this information, the Hectare Pack tool will automatically calculate how much product you need to buy, along with your cost per unit and cost per hectare. How Do I Save Money with Hectare Packs?  For each crop protection or nutrition product you add to your Hectare Pack, you’ll earn additional discounts on these products — up to 5% off. The tool automatically calculates these discounts for you and shows your total savings per hectare as you build your Pack.  What Makes FBN Hectare Packs Unique from Other Ag Bundle Programs?  FBN Hectare Packs provide instant discounts and unique flexibility. Unlike some other bundling programs in the ag industry, Hectare Packs offer growers control to select the products they need from the broad range of products available. The Packs also provide instant discounts, rather than long-term rebates, allowing growers to recognise immediate savings.  Which Crops Can I Build an FBN Hectare Pack For?  Hectare Packs for farmers in Australia are currently available for :  Wheat Sorghum Cotton Canola Barley Start building your FBN Hectare Pack now.  Copyright © 2021 - 2022 Farmers Business Network Australia Pty Ltd. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, "FBN", and "FBN Direct" are registered trademarks or trademarks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. FBN Direct products and services and other products distributed by FBN Direct are offered by Farmers Business Network Australia Pty. Ltd. and are available only where Farmers Business Network Australia Pty Ltd. is licensed and where those products are registered for sale or use, if applicable. Nothing contained on this page, including the prices listed should be construed as an offer for sale, or a sale of products. All products and prices are subject to change at any time and without notice.  Terms and conditions apply. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL DIRECTIONS. It is a violation of federal and state/territory law to use any pesticide other than in accordance with its label. The distribution, sale and use of an unregistered chemical product is a violation of federal and/or state/territory law and is strictly prohibited. We do not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided on this page or which is provided by us in any form. It is your responsibility to confirm prior to purchase and use that a product is labeled for your specific purposes, including, but not limited to, your target crop or pest and its compatibility with other products in a tank mix and that the usage of a product is otherwise consistent with federal, state, territory and local laws. We reserve the right to restrict sales on a geographic basis in our sole discretion. You must be authorised to use restricted chemical products under applicable state or territory law. Please consult your applicable state or territory authority for complete rules and regulations on the use of restricted chemical products as some products require specific record-keeping requirements.


We’ve identified plenty of reasons to buy ag chemicals now , but you may still feel a bit unsure about making most input decisions prior to spring. You’ve completed another long and challenging crop year and have entered the busyness of the holiday season, so it’s no surprise you’re feeling this way.  But you might be missing out on significant savings and the chance to start building your management strategy before the new year begins. Three myths about buying inputs now—and why you should ignore them Let’s take a moment to unpack three myths we’ve heard and how you can take advantage of buying inputs online before the year’s end to maximize your profit potential next year. 1. It’s better to wait until next season to evaluate your needs You’ll need to respond to some unexpected pest pressure in-season, for sure, but you also probably know which ag chemicals will definitely be part of your strategy. Rather than putting off buying those inputs, you can lock in year-end pricing now and position yourself to manage insects, weeds and disease heading into the next crop year. 2. You need cash flow before buying inputs Particularly on the heels of a challenging crop season and delayed harvest activities in many regions, you may be facing a capital shortfall right now. But that doesn’t mean you can’t buy inputs before the end of the year. We offer competitive rates for input purchases through FBN Direct® . Once approved for financing, you can take advantage of year-end pricing on ag chemicals to support your bottom line. It’s not too late to take advantage of 0% interest* on flexible input financing and operating lines with qualifying purchases to buy FBN inputs interest-free all season long.   3. It’s too hard to store chemicals over the winter months With a little bit of research, you can determine which chemistries require temperature control and learn about other storage precautions.  Plus, with FBN Direct you can make your input purchases now and schedule delivery on your terms. Buy your inputs now with FBN Direct Don’t wait until spring to take care of your input needs for next season. You can buy seed, crop protection, fertilizers, adjuvants and biostimulants online through FBN Direct now and start getting ready for the next crop year. Copyright © 2014 - 2022 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, “Farmers Business Network”, “FBN”, and “FBN Direct” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. FBN Direct products and services and other products distributed by FBN Direct are offered by FBN Inputs, LLC and are available only in states where FBN Inputs, LLC is licensed and where those products are registered for sale or use, if applicable. If applicable, please check with your local extension service to ensure registration status. Nothing contained on this page, including the prices listed should be construed as an offer for sale, or a sale of products. All products and prices are subject to change at any time and without notice. Terms and conditions apply. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL DIRECTIONS. It is a violation of federal and state law to use any pesticide product other than in accordance with its label. The distribution, sale and use of an unregistered pesticide is a violation of federal and/or state law and is strictly prohibited. We do not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided on this page or which is provided by us in any form. It is your responsibility to confirm prior to purchase and use that a product is labeled for your specific purposes, including, but not limited to, your target crop or pest and its compatibility with other products in a tank mix and that the usage of a product is otherwise consistent with federal, state/provincial and local laws.  We reserve the right to restrict sales on a geographic basis in our sole discretion. You must have a valid applicator license to use restricted use pesticides.   Financing offered by FBN Finance, LLC and its lending partners. Terms and conditions apply. To qualify, a borrower must be a member of Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. and meet all underwriting requirements. Interest rates and fees will vary depending on your individual situation. Not all applicants will qualify. Terms and conditions apply. Land financing offered by FBN Finance, LLC, provided in connection with Farmer Mac and our underwriting partners, and is available only where FBN Finance, LLC is licensed. To qualify, a borrower must be a member of Farmer’s Business Network, Inc., and meet the underwriting requirements of FBN Finance, LLC and its lending partners. All credit is subject to approval and underwriting. Interest rates and fees will vary depending on your individual situation. Not all applicants will qualify. *Qualified farmers who are approved and close an Operating Line of Credit through FBN® Finance of $250,000 to $1,000,000 between September 1, 2022 - December 9, 2022, make a minimum purchase of $45,000 from FBN Direct® and payoff the balance in full by March 31, 2024 are eligible to receive a promotional interest rate of 0% when using the Operating Line of Credit  to finance purchases of input products made through FBN Direct® between September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2023. Qualifying input products include crop protection, adjuvant, crop nutrition, seed, animal health and livestock feed. Advances on the FBN® Finance Operating Line that are not for the purchase of input products from FBN Direct® will be charged interest at the stated (non-promotional) contract rate in the Operating Line of Credit loan agreement.* Approved farmers who close a FBN® Finance Operating Line and make a minimum $45,000 purchase from FBN Direct® by December 9, 2022 will receive the benefit of automatic qualification for the 0% Club from FBN Direct®. The 0% Club offers qualified farmers a promotional rate of 0% interest on purchases of input products only made through FBN Direct® between January 21 - August 31, 2023. Qualifying input products include crop protection, adjuvant, crop nutrition, seed, animal health and livestock feed.  *Payments for all amounts owed under the associated FBN® Finance Operating Line of Credit are due March 1, 2024.  If the total balance for all amounts owed is not paid in full by March 31, 2024, interest charges on all purchases of input products made through FBN Direct® between September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2023, using an Operating Line of Credit through FBN® Finance will be imposed from the purchase date at the stated (non-promotional) contract rate in the Operating Line of Credit loan agreement.   FBN Finance, LLC commercial operating lines of credit are offered by FBN Finance, LLC and are available only where FBN Finance, LLC is licensed. Input financing provided in connection with our financing partners. To qualify for a financing offer, a borrower must be a member of Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. and meet the underwriting requirements of FBN Finance, LLC and its lending partners. All credit is subject to approval and underwriting. Interest rates and fees will vary depending on your individual situation. Not all applicants will qualify. FBN Direct products and services and other products distributed by FBN Direct are offered by FBN Inputs, LLC and are available only in states where FBN Inputs, LLC is licensed and where those products are registered for sale or use, if applicable. If applicable, please check with your local extension service to ensure registration status. Nothing contained on this page, including the prices listed should be construed as an offer for sale, or a sale of products. All products and prices are subject to change at any time and without notice. Terms and conditions apply.


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How Do FBN® Acre Packs Work?

Nov. 09, 2022

by FBN Network

Simplify crop planning for next season with FBN Acre Packs , a revolutionary new tool now available in FBN Direct®. An online tool designed to help farmers plan, order, and save, Acre Packs give you greater control of your crop input plan while also helping you save money by combining products for up to 5% of additional discounts (and no waiting for a rebate!).  How Do Acre Packs Work?  1. Add Your Acres First, input the number of acres you are treating for your crop and select application rates. The Acre Pack tool will automatically calculate how much product you need to buy and your cost per acre. 2. Pick Your Products Add a base product like Glyphosate or Glufosinate. Next, select from a range of seed (for farmers based in the U.S.), crop protection and nutrition products to add to your Pack. (You can select different delivery dates for different products in your Pack; Available delivery options for items in each category will be presented at checkout.)  3. Stack Your Savings For each crop protection or nutrition product you add to your Pack, you’ll earn additional Acre Pack discounts on these products — up to 5% off. The Acre Pack tool automatically calculates these discounts for you and shows your total savings per acre as you build your Pack.  What Makes FBN Acre Packs Unique from Other Ag Bundle Programs?  FBN Acre Packs offer instant value and unique flexibility. Unlike some other bundling programs in the industry, Acre Packs empower farmers with the control to select the products they need from the broad range of products available in an Acre Pack.  Plus, farmers are rewarded instantly the more they buy, with upfront discounts immediately applied to their qualifying order. No waiting around for months to get a rebate! Which Crops Can I Build an FBN Acre Pack For?  Acre Packs for farmers in the U.S. are currently available for :  Corn Soybeans Cotton Wheat Rice In Canada, the following Acre Packs are currently available:  Wheat   Barley Canola Peas Lentils Winter Wheat Corn Soybeans Start building your FBN Acre Pack now.  Copyright © 2014 - 2022 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, “FBN”, and “FBN Direct” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. FBN Direct products and services and other products distributed by FBN Direct in the United States are offered by FBN Inputs, LLC and are available only in states where FBN Inputs, LLC is licensed and where those products are registered for sale or use, if applicable. FBN Direct products and services and other products distributed by FBN Direct in Canada are offered by Farmer's Business Network Canada, Inc. and are available only in provinces where Farmer's Business Network Canada, Inc. is licensed and where those products are registered for sale or use, if applicable. Not available in Quebec. Nothing contained on this page should be construed as an offer for sale, or a sale of products. All products and prices are subject to change at any time and without notice. Terms and conditions apply. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL DIRECTIONS. It is a violation of federal, state and provincial law to use any pesticide product other than in accordance with its label. The distribution, sale and use of an unregistered pesticide is a violation of federal, provincial and/or state law and is strictly prohibited. It is your responsibility to confirm prior to purchase and use that a product is labeled for your specific purposes, including, but not limited to, your target crop or pest and its compatibility with other products in a tank mix and that the usage of a product is otherwise consistent with federal, state, provincial, and local laws.  In all applicable jurisdictions, you must have a valid applicator license and/or be a certified farmer to use restricted use pesticides.   All product recommendations and other information provided is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for consulting the product label or for specific agronomic, business, or professional advice. Where specific advice is necessary or appropriate, consult with a qualified advisor. 


Nov. 01, 2022

by Mark Wilson

When it comes time to think about your crop plan, wouldn’t it be nice to have a simple online tool to help you control it? That’s why we created our new FBN® Acre Packs .  FBN Acre Packs are a way to give you more control over your crop plan by using a simple online tools that allows you to plan, order and save up to an additional 5% off .  Acre Packs are available for all of our customers but differ slightly by country.  U.S. farmers For farmers in the U.S., you’ll have the option to build Acre Packs for: Corn Soybeans Cotton Wheat Rice Canadian farmers For Canadian farmers, you’ll be able to build Acre Packs for: Wheat   Barley Canola Peas Lentils Winter Wheat Corn Soybeans How it works When it’s time to pick your Pack, just follow these simple steps: Plan Build your Pack directly online. FBN Acre Packs will help guide you to the seed, crop protection and crop nutrition products labeled for your crop. You’ll still have the built-in flexibility to pick the crop Pack that’s right for your operation. Now, you’ll have another way to have more control over your crop plan.  Order Input your acres and select your rate from the labeled range. There’s no complicated math involved because FBN Acre Packs do the work for you. The Acre Pack will automatically calculate how much you need to buy AND display your cost per unit and per acre for any configuration you try.  BONUS: when it’s time to checkout, schedule individual delivery dates for each product.  Save Lock-in additional savings of up to 5% off when you pick your pack. The more you buy, the more you’ll unlock upfront discounts. Now, you’ll never get burned out with rebate bundles again.  [Shop conveniently anywhere, anytime online or through the FBN mobile app with transparent list prices and delivery direct to your farm]  Build your Acre Pack Just follow these three simple steps to get started or watch this video featuring FBN Co-Founder Charles Baron explain what Acre Packs are: Step 1: Add your acres When you input the number of acres you are treating for your crop, the Acre Pack will automatically calculate how much you need to buy and your cost per acre. Step 2: Pick your products and rates Start by adding a base product such as Glyphosate or Glufosinate to your pack. Then, choose from a range of crop protection, nutrition products or seed products (only available in the U.S.). Select your application rates by providing the labeled range to choose from.  Step 3: Stack the savings Earn up to 5% off for each crop protection, adjuvant or nutrition product you add to your pack.  With the FBN Acre Pack Multiplier, you’ll save an additional 1% on your base product. For every additional product you add to your Pack, you’ll earn up to 5% off.  Here are two examples of the savings in action: Glyphosate   +    Herbicide + Insecticide + Adjuvant = 3% off Glyphosate Base Herbicide        1      2  3 Glufosinate   +    Herbicide + Herbicide + Insecticide + Adjuvant = 4% Off Glufosinate Base Herbicide        1                 2                   3                  4 Pick your pack Get started today and pick your Pack to take control of your crop plan and watch the savings add up.  Copyright © 2014 - 2022 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, “Farmers Business Network”, “FBN”, and “FBN Direct” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For US Farmers: FBN Direct products and services and other products distributed by FBN Direct are offered by FBN Inputs, LLC and are available only in states where FBN Inputs, LLC is licensed and where those products are registered for sale or use, if applicable. If applicable, please check with your local extension service to ensure registration status. Nothing contained on this page, including the prices listed should be construed as an offer for sale, or a sale of products. All products and prices are subject to change at any time and without notice. Terms and conditions apply. For Canadian Farmers: FBN Direct products and services and other products distributed by FBN Direct are offered by Farmer's Business Network Canada, Inc. and are available only in provinces where Farmer's Business Network Canada, Inc. is licensed and where those products are registered for sale or use, if applicable. Not available in Quebec. Nothing contained on this page, including the prices listed should be construed as an offer for sale, or a sale of products. All products and prices are subject to change at any time and without notice. Terms and conditions apply. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL DIRECTIONS. It is a violation of federal and state law to use any pesticide product other than in accordance with its label. The distribution, sale and use of an unregistered pesticide is a violation of federal and/or state law and is strictly prohibited. We do not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided on this page or which is provided by us in any form. It is your responsibility to confirm prior to purchase and use that a product is labeled for your specific purposes, including, but not limited to, your target crop or pest and its compatibility with other products in a tank mix and that the usage of a product is otherwise consistent with federal, state/provincial and local laws.  We reserve the right to restrict sales on a geographic basis in our sole discretion. You must have a valid applicator license to use restricted use pesticides.  


Nov. 01, 2022

by Mark Wilson

When it comes time to think about your crop input plan, wouldn’t it be nice to have a simple online tool to help you control it? That’s why we created our new FBN® Hectare Packs.  FBN Hectare Packs are a way to give you more control over your crop input plan by using simple online tools that allow you to plan, order and save up to an additional 5% off .  When you decide to pick your pack, you’ll be able to build Hectare packs for: Wheat Barley Canola Cotton Sorghum How it works When it’s time to pick your pack, just follow these simple steps: Plan Build your pack directly online. FBN Hectare Packs will help guide you to the crop protection and high uptake nutrient products labelled for your crop. You’ll still have the built-in flexibility to pick the crop pack that’s right for your operation. Now, you’ll always have control over your crop input plan.  BONUS: When it’s time to checkout, schedule individual delivery dates for each product. Shopping online doesn’t mean giving up support. If you need help, please call us.  Order Input your Hectares and select your rate from the labelled range. There’s no complicated maths involved because FBN Hectare Packs do the work for you. The Hectare Pack will automatically calculate how much you need to buy AND display your cost per unit and per Hectare for any configuration you try.  Save Lock-in additional savings of up to 5% off when you pick your pack. The more you buy, the more you’ll unlock upfront discounts. Now, you’ll never get burned out with rebate bundles again.  [Shop conveniently anywhere, anytime online or through the FBN mobile app with transparent list prices and delivery direct to your farm]  Build your Hectare Pack Just follow these three simple steps to get started: Step 1: Add your Hectares When you input the number of Hectares you are treating for your crop, the Hectare Pack will automatically calculate how much you need to buy and your cost per Hectare. Step 2: Pick your products and rates Start by adding a base herbicide such as Glyphosate, Trifluralin or Paraquat to your pack. Then, choose from a range of crop protection or high uptake nutrient products. Select your application rates from the labelled range.  Step 3: Stack the savings Earn up to 5% off for each crop protection or nutrition product you add to your pack.  With the FBN Hectare Pack Multiplier, you’ll save an additional 1% on your base herbicide product. For every additional product you add to your Pack, you’ll earn up to 5% off.  Here’s an example of the savings in action: Glyphosate   +    Herbicide + Insecticide + Adjuvant = 3% off Glyphosate Base Herbicide        1      2  3 PLUS: Right now you can add additional savings if you check out yourself online or if you are a new customer transacting for the first time. Terms and Conditions apply. Pick your pack Get started today and pick your pack to take control of your crop plan and watch the savings add up.  Copyright © 2021 - 2022 Farmers Business Network Australia Pty Ltd. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, "FBN", "Farmers Business Network", and "FBN Direct" are registered trademarks or trademarks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. FBN Direct products and services and other products distributed by FBN Direct are offered by Farmers Business Network Australia Pty. Ltd. and are available only where Farmers Business Network Australia Pty Ltd. is licensed and where those products are registered for sale or use, if applicable. Nothing contained on this page, including the prices listed should be construed as an offer for sale, or a sale of products. All products and prices are subject to change at any time and without notice.  Terms and conditions apply. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL DIRECTIONS. It is a violation of federal and state/territory law to use any pesticide other than in accordance with its label. The distribution, sale and use of an unregistered chemical product is a violation of federal and/or state/territory law and is strictly prohibited. We do not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided on this page or which is provided by us in any form. It is your responsibility to confirm prior to purchase and use that a product is labeled for your specific purposes, including, but not limited to, your target crop or pest and its compatibility with other products in a tank mix and that the usage of a product is otherwise consistent with federal, state, territory and local laws.  We reserve the right to restrict sales on a geographic basis in our sole discretion. You must be authorised to use restricted chemical products under applicable state or territory law.  Please consult your applicable state or territory authority for complete rules and regulations on the use of restricted chemical products as some products require specific record-keeping requirements.


Oct. 12, 2022

by FBN Network

With fertilizer values reaching record highs in the last year, it’s important to bring transparency to our members around the costs that affect your operation. That’s why we’re releasing a free new FBN® report around fertilizer price transparency .  While grain prices helped create a demand surge in 2021, they’ve continued to stay elevated due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.  With fall harvest wrapping up, many farmers will start looking at fertilizer applications. And while prices have fallen since the highs of early 2022, there is an indication that with stronger farmer demand, prices may once again rise. With fertilizer markets continuing to adjust to the global calculus of costs and trade disruptions, farmers will continue to face significant risks around fertilizer values with local retailers.  [Learn more about how fertilizer values are fluctuating in our recent FBN Research report. Unlock the free report today.] What it means for the farmer With insights from the FBN Research Lab and Chief Economist Kevin McNew, our report will tackle some important questions on your mind such as: Will fertilizer prices normalize soon? Will natural gas prices stay high? How will the Russia-Ukraine conflict continue to disrupt world markets?  Watch now to learn more FBN Fall 2022 Fertilizer Transparency Survey results FBN conducted a survey of our own members to showcase the transparency around fertilizer values. For members who participated in our Fall 2022 Fertilizer Transparency Survey, you’ll be able to access a personalized report when you’re logged into your FBN account by visiting the Reports page . Our report will help you identify the cost that you’re actually paying for fertilizer. You’ll be able to compare your cost with farmers in your local area, state and on a national level.  Introducing our Nitrogen Planning Tool FBN also today introduced its new  Nitrogen Planning Tool  in the FBN app, offering U.S corn farmers a personalized nitrogen recommendation that considers fertilizer price, expected yield, and expected crop sale price. This tool leverages data from 12 universities across the corn belt that have been running nitrogen tests across their states for more than 20 years to calculate the  Maximum Return to Nitrogen (MRTN) . Unlock the free report If you'd like to read the full report, get your free copy today. Members can access this report and more in the Reports section of the FBN app. Copyright © 2014 - 2022 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, “Farmers Business Network”, “FBN”, "Farmers First", “FBN Direct” , "F2F", and "F2F Genetics Network" are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc.  The material provided is for information purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for specific investment, business or any other professional advice. Neither Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes any representations or warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the statements or any information contained in the material and any liability therefore is expressly disclaimed.


Sep. 12, 2022

by Jeff Vanrobaeys

Concluding harvest and preparing for winter is an incredibly busy time on most farms. Preparation for the following year remains a priority for most growers after this year's crop is in the bin. A post harvest herbicide application can be a great way to start planning for the next season.  Let’s explore some key steps to take in preparing for the upcoming year.  1. Utilize products that have limitations in crop Targeting challenging weeds like kochia with an effective active ingredient that has activity on the weeds being targeted helps delay herbicide resistance, while a product with some residual can be effective at keeping fields clean into the spring. Disha 480 Herbicide is an excellent fall option for fields getting seeded to cereals. Growers can use the herbicide to avoid some common in-season challenges, including off target drift and in crop staging limitations. FBN Direct ® carries numerous herbicides that can serve as helpful post harvest options to control a number of challenging weeds. 2. Diversify your herbicide rotation To mitigate the risk of potentially developing herbicide resistant weeds, it is important to utilize multiple herbicide groups.  By providing active ingredients from herbicide groups 4 and 9, a tank mix with both Disha 480 and Smoke 540 Glyphosate can help manage herbicide resistance and offer extended weed control into next spring. It will also complement Smoke® 540 glyphosate alone, providing greater control on some harder to kill weeds. It is never too early to start planning for the following season, especially when utilizing herbicides that contain cropping restrictions. With a number of different products available for shipment directly to your farm, FBN is ready to support your operation. Find the right inputs for your operation with  FBN Direct® Check out  FBN Direct  to learn more about our full range of crop protection products.  Copyright © 2015 - 2022 Farmer's Business Network Canada, Inc. All rights reserved. The sprout logo, "Farmers Business Network," "FBN,", "Farmers First", "FBN Direct," and “Smoke” are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc. or its affiliates. FBN Direct products and services and other products distributed by FBN Direct are offered by Farmer's Business Network Canada, Inc. and are available only in provinces where Farmer's Business Network Canada, Inc. is licensed and where those products are registered for sale or use, if applicable. Not available in Quebec. Nothing contained on this page, including the prices listed should be construed as an offer for sale, or a sale of products. All products and prices are subject to change at any time and without notice. Terms and conditions apply. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL DIRECTIONS. It is a violation of federal and provincial law to use any pest control product other than in accordance with its label. The distribution, sale and use of an unregistered pest control product is a violation of federal and/or provincial law and is strictly prohibited. We do not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided on this page or which is provided by us in any form. It is your responsibility to confirm prior to purchase and use that a product is labeled for your specific purposes, including, but not limited to, your target crop or pest and its compatibility with other products in a tank mix and that the usage of a product is otherwise consistent with federal, provincial and local laws. We reserve the right to restrict sales on a geographic basis in our sole discretion. You must have a valid applicator license and/or be a certified farmer, to use restricted and commercial pest control products (exceptions may apply based on province). Please consult your applicable provincial authority for complete rules and regulations on licensing, use, and recording keeping requirements of restricted and commercial pest control products.


Aug. 25, 2022

by Jess Sampson

Crops require trace elements to grow, thrive and survive, but only in small amounts. As a result, these are often overlooked when we are looking at our yearly crop inputs.  A healthy addition of trace elements is just as important for producing profitable crops as nitrogen and phosphorus, especially because many Australian soils are deficient in trace elements in their native condition. Because we are producing such high quality grain and large yields, we are at constant risk of not replacing enough micronutrients back into the soil.  The use of foliar sprays will usually correct a problem in the crop. However, for long term correction of the deficiency we need to boost the nutrient reserves in our soils.   Trace Elements applied as a foliar have the benefit of being easily absorbed and translocated readily within the plants. They are also easily decomposed within the plant so that they can become available straight away.  Using a foliar as a Soil Application is highly stable and will not easily allow the nutrient to be replaced by other elements within the soil.  Micro-Nutrient Soil Type Susceptible Crop Zinc Heavily eroded soils, acid soils, coarse sands, Waterlogged soils. Beans, Soybeans, Corn, Sorghum, Rice, Cereals Boron Coarse sandy soils, High Acid soils, peats Lucerne, Lupins, Peas, Clover, cotton, corn, canola Cobalt Essential for nitrogen fixation  Pastures Iron  Alkaline Soils, waterlogged soils Beans, Soybeans, Corn, Sorghum Molybdenum Weathered Acidic soils Canola, Legumes Manganese Sandy soils, Calcareous soils Legumes, Cereals, Cotton, Canola Copper Sandy loams, acidic soils Cereals If crops are deficient in any one of these micronutrients it can cause the crop to struggle with the production of carbohydrates for energy, reproductive growth and seed development, thus leading to reduced crop yields. Yield losses can also occur when crops are only marginally deficient and before symptoms of deficiency are seen.  The best way to diagnose a trace element deficiency is to complete a plant tissue test in crop or as part of your regular soil sampling. OmniTrace is a chelated form of trace elements. A chelate is an organic compound that protects the metallic elements, such as Fe, Zn & Cu. Chelated trace elements are also resistant to micro-biological decomposition, and are soluble in water, therefore mix with a wide range of chemical inputs.  Note: A jar test is always recommended prior to mixing large quantities.  The infographic below from the International Year of Plant Health shows the importance of these nutrients in plant growth. Click here to enlarge the infographic. Shop for Crop Nutrition Products  Find the crop nutrition products you need at FBN Direct®. We have a diverse portfolio to provide product options for growers like you to support plant health. Sources: Grain Research and Development Corporation Nutrimin.com Copyright © 2021 - 2022 Farmers Business Network Australia Pty Ltd. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, "FBN", "Farmers Business Network", and "FBN Direct" are registered trademarks or trademarks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc. FBN Direct products and services and other products distributed by FBN Direct are offered by Farmers Business Network Australia Pty. Ltd. and are available only where Farmers Business Network Australia Pty Ltd. is licensed and where those products are registered for sale or use, if applicable. Nothing contained on this page, including the prices listed should be construed as an offer for sale, or a sale of products. All products and prices are subject to change at any time and without notice. Terms and conditions apply. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL DIRECTIONS. It is a violation of federal and state/territory law to use any pesticide other than in accordance with its label. The distribution, sale and use of an unregistered chemical product is a violation of federal and/or state/territory law and is strictly prohibited. We do not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided on this page or which is provided by us in any form. It is your responsibility to confirm prior to purchase and use that a product is labeled for your specific purposes, including, but not limited to, your target crop or pest and its compatibility with other products in a tank mix and that the usage of a product is otherwise consistent with federal, state, territory and local laws. We reserve the right to restrict sales on a geographic basis in our sole discretion. You must be authorised to use restricted chemical products under applicable state or territory law. Please consult your applicable state or territory authority for complete rules and regulations on the use of restricted chemical products as some products require specific record-keeping requirements. All product recommendations and other information provided is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for consulting the product label or for specific agronomic, business,or professional advice. 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