Rebate roundup for Eastern Canada

A quick glimpse at programs and opportunities available to growers for 2017

With the planting season just weeks away, we’re putting together a “Rebate Roundup” for eastern Canadian growers with our overview of the rebates offered by industry.

Some of the companies contacted for our new annual “Rebate Roundup” feature say they don’t offer rebates — they prefer to stick to simple prices. Other farm input suppliers have plans so elaborate you’ll need a calculator to figure out how much cash you’re getting back.

Whether you prefer simple upfront pricing or that rebate cheque, you can read about your options here.


Adama

Adama Canada doesn’t offer rebates. Adama told us that rather than farmers having to wait for a cash-back reward program, its promise is to work with farmers to create the best return on investment, with buyers knowing their costs upfront.

Arysta LifeScience

Arysta LifeScience is offering its cash-back Grower Rewards Program again this season. It applies to herbicide, fungicide, or seed treatment products.

You’re eligible when you buy Everest 2.0 herbicide, Everest GBX herbicide, Inferno Duo herbicide, Evito fungicide, and/or Rancona Pinnacle seed treatment from February 1, 2017 to August 15, 2017.

You’ll earn a base reward of $1 per acre for purchases of Everest 2.0 and Everest GBX, and $0.50 per acre for Inferno Duo, Evito, and Rancona Pinncle.

Additionally, if you buy two products for matching acres you’ll earn $1 more per acre; three products earn you $2 per acre. Matching acres reach a maximum of the largest product purchase; the minimum volume purchase to qualify for each product is 160 acres.

To enroll or use the online reward calculator visit www.arystalifesciencerewards.ca.

BASF

BASF’s AgSolutions 2017 program is very similar to past years. To qualify, you must purchase at least two qualifying products to treat 160 acres each and, in total, enough product to treat at least 600 acres.

Once you qualify, your rebate will range from one to six per cent of qualifying products — the rebate increases when you purchase more qualifying products or more product acres. To reach the maximum rebate, you would need to buy enough of five or more different qualifying products to treat 14,000 acres.

BASF also has a canola solutions offer — up to $4 per acres of savings if you purchase matching acres of Heat LQ (Heat) and select canola fungicides.

The product purchase period is October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. Find the online calculator at www.agsolutions.ca.

Bayer CropScience

The BayerValue program includes an extensive lineup of innovative crop protection solutions from Bayer and is based on total Bayer products purchased between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. It has been updated for 2017 to more intuitively reflect grower needs.

Growers can qualify by purchasing a minimum of $2,000 on BayerValue products. They can then increase their savings through volume level and the three bundles included in the BayerValue East Program. To take advantage of the various bundles, growers must purchase a minimum of 40 acres of each participating product.

The Cereal Bundle offers an additional two per cent savings on top of the base rebate for the purchase of at least one cereal herbicide and one cereal fungicide. Herbicides available for the bundle include Buctril M, Infinity, and Puma Advance, while fungicides include Folicur, Folicur EW, Prosaro, Stratego, and Stratego PRO.

New for 2017 is the Fungicide Bundle, which offers an additional two per cent savings on the base rebate for growers who purchase a minimum of any two fungicides including Folicur, Folicur EW, Prosaro, Stratego, Stratego PRO, Propulse, and Proline.

The Crop Bundle includes the minimum purchase of one cereal product and one corn herbicide to receive an additional four per cent in savings on the base rebate. Qualifying cereal products are Buctril M, Infinity, Puma Advance, Folicur, Folicur EW, Prosaro, Stratego, and Stratego PRO. Corn herbicides included are Converge XT, Option Liquid, and Vios G3.

Growers can maximize their savings through the Proline Bonus, which rewards growers who purchased a minimum for 40 acres each of any qualifying BayerValue product plus Proline. Depending on volume level, the bonus results in up to eight per cent in savings. This can increase to up to 23 per cent when combining the Proline Bonus with one of the three bundles.

If you were registered in 2016, you will automatically be re-enrolled for 2017. If you were not registered last year, there are several easy ways to sign up. Visit the BayerValue website, contact the Bayer Rebate Fulfilment Centre at 1-888-283-6847, talk to your local retail or contact your Bayer representative. Bayer will also be launching an online calculator in Spring 2017 to help growers maximize their savings.

DeKalb

The Early Order Program from DeKalb offers growers savings on DeKalb corn and soybean seed products, if they act early. Within the program, growers who booked before November 30, 2016, will receive a five per cent discount on their purchase. Growers who book after November 30, 2016, are eligible to receive a two per cent discount on their purchase until March 8, 2017. Seed treatments/inoculants also qualify for this program.

At this point in the ordering season, there is one remaining early-pay discount program available on DeKalb corn and soybean seed products: growers can receive a two per cent discount if payment for ordered products is made by March 8, 2017. To qualify for the full two per cent discount, orders for product need to be placed by March 15, 2017.

Take advantage of this opportunity to book your DeKalb corn and soybeans now and manage cash flow throughout the growing season. Growers can also use their John Deere Financial or AgriCard services to purchase DeKalb products and enjoy interest-free financing until October 31, 2017.

DeKalb is offering a 100 per cent replant guarantee on its corn hybrids treated with Acceleron Seed Applied Solutions for Corn (fungicides and insecticide, and fungicides only) planted after April 15, 2017, and its soybean seed planted after May 1, 2017. If environment-al conditions require replanting, DeKalb will cover the cost of the replacement seed, up to the value of the original planted acres. DeKalb will also help you match an earlier-maturing DeKalb corn hybrid or soybean variety to your field and growing season. You can choose which DeKalb crop you would like to replant, regardless of the original planted crop. An application for a replant claim must be submitted to a DeKalb territory account manager before June 30, 2017.

DuPont

DuPont Head Start Program

Growers purchasing soybean and corn herbicides and fungicides will receive instant discounts when they order eligible DuPont products by March 31, 2017.

Growers can earn instant discounts of $3.50/acre for DuPont Classic brand herbicides and $1.50/acre for DuPont Engarde or Destra corn herbicides. Growers will be eligible for an additional $1/acre discount when they match their early order with DuPont Acapela fungicide.

DuPont FarmCare Row Crop Program

Growers purchasing a minimum of 40 acres of eligible DuPont corn, soybean, and cereal herbicides or PrecisionPac herbicides will be automatically enrolled to receive:

  • Acapela Managed Acre Incentive — $2/acre rebate on matching acres with eligible corn, soybean and cereal herbicides
  • Coragen Insect Management Incentive — $1/acre rebate for matching acres with Acapela or eligible DuPont herbicides

The FarmCare Row Crop program begins September 1, 2016 and ends August 31, 2017. Rebates will be calculated at the end of the 2017 season based on grower net purchases. For more details, visit your retailer, call the DuPont FarmCare Support Centre at 1-800-667-3925, or visit cropprotection.dupont.ca.

Engage Agro

Engage Agro is offering two programs for producers in Eastern Canada in 2017.

The Granuflo T program offers rebates to tree fruit producers of between $10 and $125 per bag when bundled with other trusted tree fruit products.

For wheat and soybean producers, Engage Agro guarantees the performance of RE-Leaf foliar nutrient to boost yield. Producers who apply RE-Leaf on wheat or soybeans qualify for a refund equal to the value of the applied product if they don’t realize a yield increase. Some conditions apply.

FMC

Currently FMC does not have any grower programs in Eastern Canada. Rather than farmers having to wait for a cash-back reward program FMC’s promise is to work with farmers to create the best return on investment, with buyers knowing their costs upfront.

Gowan

Gowan Canada says it does not offer grower programs, and prefers to keep things simple so crop input retailers can assist growers to make decisions for their farm with Eptam, Gavel, Imidan, Nexter, Permit, Sandea, Treflan, and Yuma across Eastern Canada.

Monsanto

New Grower program for 2017 from Monsanto Canada

The Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System is one of the most advanced soybean cropping systems on the market today. Now, growers can earn cash rewards when they choose the herbicides designed to deliver maximum weed control in Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans.

It’s easy for growers to earn rewards. They can purchase participating crop protection products from any retailer and sign up for the program from anywhere — not just through their Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean seed retailer.

To qualify for this program, a grower must:

  1. Complete at least one of the following between September 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017:
    a. Purchase a minimum of one case of Roundup Xtend herbicide with VaporGrip Technology. (One case (20 l) of Roundup Xtend treats 10 acres.)
    b. Purchase a minimum of one case of Roundup WeatherMAX and one case of XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology. (One case (20 l) of Roundup WeatherMAX treats 30 acres and one case (20 l) of XtendiMax treats 28 acres.)
    The more qualifying acres of product purchased, the greater the total reward.
  2. Register for the rewards program no later than August 31, 2017. There are two ways to sign up:
    a. Visit MonsantoRewards.ca to fill out the online registration form.
    b. Complete a paper registration form provided by Monsanto.
  3. Rewards are cumulative, and growers can expect to receive payment starting October 2017.
    Monsanto will not issue a cheque for rewards less than $100.

Qualifying Products

To earn the Multiple Mode of Action Portfolio Incentive, growers need to purchase a minimum of one case of qualifying products. Once the qualifying purchase(s) has been made and the customer is registered as indicated above, it opens the door to the following rewards.

Reward

Roundup Xtend: $0.75/acre

Matching acres of Roundup WeatherMAX and XtendiMax*: $0.50/acre

*Determine the number of acres treated per case by using the conversion rate above. This offer applies to matching acres only, and the rebate will be determined by whichever product treats fewer acres.

UAP (United Agri Products)

UAP told us it keeps things simple with upfront net pricing — no hassles, no forms or having to wait to receive your own money back as a rebate.

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Leeann Minogue is the editor of Grainews, a playwright and part of a family grain farm in southeastern Saskatchewan.

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