Activator Adjuvants

Activator adjuvants optimize the effectiveness of crop protection products. Including an activator adjuvant in a tank mix can increase application efficacy and improve active functionality. Nonionic surfactants, water conditioners, oil-based adjuvants, spreader stickers, and basal oils are activator adjuvants.

Nonionic Surfactants

By lowering the surface tension of spray droplets, nonionic surfactants create a lower contact angle enabling the tank mix to spread evenly over the leaf surface, improving overall efficacy.

SURFLEX AQ 80 nonionic surfactant

SURFLEX AQ 80

Nonionic Surfactant 80/20

SURFLEX CS 720

SURFLEX CS 720

Nonionic surfactant

SURFLEX L 822 80/20 nonionic surfactant

SURFLEX L 822

Nonionic surfactant 80/20

SURFLEX L 902

SURFLEX L 902

Nonionic surfactant 90/10

SURFLEX NA 951 A

SURFLEX NA 951 A

Nonionic surfactant 90/10

SURFLEX QW 357 Organosilicaone nonionic surfactant blend

SURFLEX QW 357

Organosilicone Nonionic Surfactant
Super Spreader Wetter

SURFLEX QW 380 Organosilicaone nonionic surfactant blend standard

SURFLEX QW 380

Organosilicone Nonionic Surfactant
Super Spreader Wetter

SYNTHEX L 954 nonionic surfactant

SYNTHEX L 954

Nonionic Surfactant
Drift & Deposition

SYNTHEX L 957 nonionic surfactant

SYNTHEX L 957

Nonionic Surfactant
Drift & Deposition

Water Conditioners

As the largest component of a pesticide spray tank mix, water can significantly impact application quality. Hard water, the pH of the water, or dirty water can all affect the efficacy of the tank mix. Water conditioners help mitigate these issues with herbicide or other pesticide tank mixes to achieve improved bio efficacy.

SYNTHEX AMS 39

Synthex AMS 39

Water Conditioner
Activator

SYNTHEX PCA 52 water conditioner, acidifier

Synthex PCA 52

water conditioner
Acidifier

SYNTHEX PCA 62

SYNTHEX PCA 62

Water Conditioner
AMS-Free

Oil-Based Adjuvants

Oil-based adjuvants slow a herbicide droplet from drying when it reaches a leaf and solubilize the waxy surface of the leaf to improve penetration. Oil-based adjuvants can be divided into three categories based on composition: crop oil concentrates (COCs), methylated seed oils (MSOs or MVOs), and crop oils.

TOLEX ME 8470, MSO, standard

Tolex Me 8470

MSO
Standard

TOLEX ME 6040 HSOC, seed oil base

Tolex ME 6040

HSOC
Seed Oil Base

TOLEX 8317 COC, standard

Tolex 8317

COC
Standard

TOLEX ME 8470, MSO, standard

Tolex 6040 as

HSOC
Paraffinic Oil Base
Fertilizer friendly

TOLEX ME 6040 HSOC, seed oil base

tolex me 8416

MSO + Organosilicone


Spreader Stickers

Pesticide applications become more resistant to environmental conditions with spreader stickers. The spreader part increases the area a droplet covers on the leaf while the sticker assists the spray deposit in adhering to the target in terms of resistance to wind, water, and mechanical action. Spreader Stickers forms a protective layer to increase the time the pesticide stays active.

SYNTHEX 30 PUV spreader sticker

SYNTHEX 30 PUV

Pinene-Based Spreader Sticker

Basal Oils

Basal oils, also called bark oils, are formulated to maximize herbicide penetration through the bark of woody plants. These oil-based adjuvants are used as the carrier oil soluble herbicide instead of water and applied directly to the bark of woody plants less than 6 inches in diameter.

TOLEX ME 6040 HSOC, seed oil base

TOLEX GS 7525

BASAL OIL
STANDARD

TOLEX P 3171 BASAL OIL, TRICLOPYR & IMAZAPYR BLEND

TOLEX P 3171

BASAL OIL
TRICLOPYR & IMAZAPYR BLEND

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