Today the PROKOZ organization, with its corporate headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, is comprised of a nationwide network of 25 owner distributors serving the T&O specialty markets in the United States.
Herbicide price hikes across the board are an inevitability for 2019, as retailers and the entire ag community deal with a couple of harsh realities: one, tariffs on imports from China and, two, fallout from the Chinese environmental clean-up that has gutted supply of some technical-grade and inert products.
Metribuzin is one example of a tough-to-get product as of late, according to industry people with whom we spoke.
Pesticides are among the $200 billion worth of Chinese products on which Washington has slapped a 10% tariff from Sept. 24. That duty will rise to 25% by Jan. 1.
Price increases of between 3% and 10% will affect the lion’s share, but some herbicides could soar as high as 40%.
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