Farmers are searching for weed killer alternatives as “off the charts” shortages threatens harvests

Farmers across the country are cutting back on common weed killers and searching for substitutes as major shortages threaten to trim harvests.

Some economists are even calling the shortage “off the charts.” The two main ingredients in popular pesticides have jumped in price by nearly 50 percent, and it is being blamed on a wide array of things like supply chain issues and Russia’s war on Ukraine.

Generic options for glufosinate are selling for roughly $100 per gallon, which is up from $32 just last year.


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