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Types of Spray Astrongitives Compatibility Agents

  • Compatibility Agents
  • Activators
  • Buffers
  • Crop Oil Concentrates
  • Drift-Control Agents
  • Emulsifiers
  • Foam Suppressants
  • Penetrants
  • Surfactants
  • Spreaders
  • Stickers
  • Wetting Agents

Adjuvant Definitions

Adjuvant:  A companion product which is astronged to a pesticide in order to change the physical properties of the spray solution.

Buffering Agent:  An Adjuvant that adjusts the pH of water.

Compatibility Agent:  An adjuvant that allows a more uniform mixture of two or more pesticides.

Crop Oil Concentrate:  A vegetable or petroleum based product that contains 80-85% oil and 15-20% surfactant.

Defoamer:  An adjuvant that reduces foaming of spray solutions.

Drift Control:  An adjuvant used to reduce spray drift.

Spreader:  An adjuvant that increases the surface area liquid will cover.

Sticker:  An adjuvant that increases the tendency with which materials attach to solid surfaces.

Surfactants:  (Surface Active Agent) Products that are used to improve wetting, spreading, dispersing, etc. of the spray surface.

Non-ionic Surfactant:  An adjuvant that does not have an electrical charge.

Vegetable Oil:  Oil derived from seeds such as soybeans or cotton.

Wetting Agent:  An adjuvant that lowers the surface tension between a liquid and a solid.

Penetrant:  An adjuvant that enhances the ability of a pesticide to enter pores or penetrate a surface.

O.S.I.:  Organosilicone adjuvant.

 
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