Adjuvants play an important role in herbicide formulations and spray mixtures to improve herbicide performance.

Adjuvant Options

Probuffer 700

Penetrant

Acidifier

Spreader

Droplet Management

Wetter 1000

Spreader

GlyAssist 1040

Non-ionic surfactant for use with Glyphosate

AMS Adjuvant

Water Conditioner

Non-Ionic Surfactant

Low Foam Agent

Spreader

Penetrant

Paraffinic Oil

Penetration

KEY SYMBOLS

Better effects indicated by higher number of stars.

Neutral indicators no effect.

X Indicates that the adjuvant has a negative effect on the outcome.

Probuffer 700 Surfactant

Active Ingredient
350g/L SOYAL PHOSPHOLIPIDS &
350g/L PROPIONIC ACID

  • Reduces the degrading effect to many pesticides caused by alkaline hydrolysis
  • Enhance the performance & longevity of spray tank solutions
  • Improves uptake of weak acid herbicides (e.g. glyphosate)
  • Produces fewer driftable droplets

Probuffer 700 adjusts the spray tank water pH to enhance the performance of many pesticides and extend the longevity of spray tank solutions. It decreases the pH of spray solutions, making them more acidic. This prevents losses when using pesticides that are susceptible to breakdown by ‘alkaline hydrolysis’. Probuffer 700 acts as an excellent penetrant for use with weak acid herbicides. It works in two key ways by reducing the pH of the spray solution it modifies the herbicide to become non-ionised.

Penetration: ♦♦♦
Rainfastness: ♦♦♦
Water Conditioning (High pH): ♦♦♦
Droplet Management: ♦♦
Spreading: ♦♦
Deposition Aid: ♦
Compatibility: ♦
Translocation: ♦

 

Wetter 1000

Active Ingredient
1,000 g/L non-ionic ethoxylates

  • Excellent general purpose surfactant
  • Highly concentrated formulation
  • Wide range of applications
  • Acts as a penetrant at high rates

Wetter 1000 is a high quality, concentrated adjuvant formulation that contains a 100% non-ionic surfactant. Wetter 1000 is an excellent general purpose surfactant for use with most classes of agricultural chemicals. Wetter 1000 reduces surface tension of the spray solution and improves wetting and spreading on waxy leaf surfaces. At high rates Wetter 1000 can also aid in the uptake of systemic herbicides such as glyphosate.

Deposition Aid: 
Spreading: ♦♦
Penetration: 
Rainfastness: ♦
Droplet Management: XX
Anti-Foaming: X

AMS Adjuvant

Active Ingredient
417 g/L Ammonium sulfate

  • Minimises the impact of hard water on glyphosate performance
  • Minimises antagonism between glyphosate and other herbicides
  • Minimises the effect of bicarbonates on Group A “DIM” herbicides

AMS Adjuvant should be added to glyphosate spray mixtures if the water being used contains magnesium, calcium or other cationic metals which make the water hard. AMS Adjuvant is a high quality aqueous solution of ammonium sulphate which is used to reduce antagonism with glyphosate under certain conditions. AMS Adjuvant is also recommended in glyphosate tank mixtures with other herbicides especially SC and DF formulations such as atrazine, diuron and simazine, and when target weeds are under stress due to adverse conditions.

Hardness: ♦♦♦
Compatibility: ♦♦
Translocation: ♦♦

GlyAssist Wetter 1040

Active Ingredient
1,040 g/L Octyl phenol ethoxylate

  • Improves spray droplet coverage and penetration through waxy leaf surfaces
  • Improves glyphosate performance on hard to wet grasses such as Annual rye grass, Serrated tussock, Silver grass, Perennial grasses
  • Ensures optimum Glyphosate performance on Annual ryegrass and Silver grass in spring

GlyAssist Wetter is a special purpose non-ionic surfactant. It’s recommended for addition to various Glyphosate formulations to improve control of certain grass weeds - Annual ryegrass, Silver grass, certain perennial grasses and Serrated tussock.

Deposition Aid: ♦♦
Spreading: ♦♦♦
Penetration: 
Rainfastness: ♦
Droplet Management: XX
Anti-Foaming: X

Paraffinic Oil

Active Ingredient
582 g/L PARAFFINIC OIL & 120 g/L NONYL PHENOL ETHOXYLATE & 120 g/L ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATE

  • Improves deposition, wetting, spreading and uptake
  • Aids in the management of spray droplet quality and survival
  • Potential to increase droplet VMD and reduce fine droplets

An adjuvated spraying oil designed to enhance the penetration of herbicides into weed tissue. A mixture of highly refined mineral oils in conjunction with a carefully balanced, synergistic adjuvant system allows herbicides to maximise their penetration through waxy plant cuticles.

Penetration: ♦♦♦
Rainfastness: ♦♦♦
Droplet Management: ♦♦
Deposition Aid: 
Spreading: 

 

Stimulate Surfactant

Active Ingredient
870 g/L Non-ionic surfactants

  • Improves penetration, uptake & reduces foaming
  • Provides Humectancy (Droplet survival)
  • Low application rates
  • Increases coverage & acts as a penetrant at high rates

Stimulate is a high quality wetting agent for use wherever a non-ionic surfactant is recommended on pesticide labels. Stimulate works by reducing the surface tension of the spray solution. This causes droplets to spread out evenly when they reach the target. Ingredients in Stimulate also act on the leaf surface to increase chemical uptake.

Anti-Foaming: ♦♦♦
Spreading: ♦♦
Penetration: ♦♦
Rainfastness: ♦♦
Deposition Aid: ♦

Devour 1020

Active Ingredient
1020 g/L POLYETHER MODIFIED POLYSILOXANE

  • Excellent spreading charactersitics
  • Improves uptake through stomatal flooding
  • Improves efficacy on hard to wet weeds, including woody weeds
  • Improves efficacy of ceral fungicides in dense canopies

An adjuvated spraying oil designed to enhance the penetration of herbicides into weed tissue. A mixture of highly refined mineral oils in conjunction with a carefully balanced, synergistic adjuvant system allows herbicides to maximise their penetration through waxy plant cuticles.

Penetration: ♦♦♦♦
Spreading: ♦♦♦♦
Rainfastness: ♦♦♦
Deposition Aid: 

Extreme Foam Marker

Active Ingredient
Blend of SURFACTANTS

  • Excellent cold water & hard water stability
  • Long foam life even on hot soil
  • Available in white or pink

Extreme White & Pink are high quality concentrated foam liquid for use through foam generating devices to identify broadacre spray swath width.

Boom Kaboom!

Active Ingredient
200 g/KG SODIUM TRIPOLYPHOSPHATE

  • Removes rust, hard water scale, and assists in removing residues & stains
  • Prevents corrosion during storage.

Tank & Equipment Clean with a mixture of powerful detergents, specifically designed to meet the demands of cleaning modern sprayers and equipment. It’s a concentrated formula that has long shelf life and is multi functional.

Rhodamine Marker 150

Active Ingredient
870 g/L Non-ionic surfactants

  • Intense colour that remains visible for days
  • Eliminates wastage by preventing double spraying.

A red marker dye to assist in the identification of sprayed areas. A convenient, economical method of minimising spray wastage. When used as a foam marker colouring agent, white foam will become pink in colour to assist identification.

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