PLACEHOLDER™, a VaporGrip® Xtra Agent

Placeholder, a VaporGrip  Xtra Agent, is a Volatility Reducing Agent approved for use with XtendiMax® Herbicide with VaporGrip Technology, Tavium®, and Engenia®.  

What is a Volatility Reducing Agent?

Volatility Reducing Agent (VRA) is a tank mix adjuvant that delivers additional VaporGrip Technology to spray tanks solutions for further  reduction of potential dicamba volatility. 

Why is a VRA adjuvant required by the EPA for Dicamba?

When dicamba is used as a herbicide there is the risk of drift into unwanted areas. The volatility of dicamba under certain circumstances increases this risk and can be mitigated by adding an adjuvant with VRA technology that decrease the volatility.  The EPA therefore requires the use an an approved VRA adjuvant like Placeholder to be added to the tank solution when dicamba is used.

There are several factors that contribute to the volatility of dicamba. At a lower pH, the dicamba salt converts easily to dicamba acid. Dicamba acid is the volatile form which increases volatility of the herbicide solution.

  1. The formation of dicamba acid is influenced by a number of factors:
    The type of dicamba (first generation vs later generation).
  2. Other tank -mix partners
  3. Overall solution pH

PLACEHOLDER, a VaporGrip Xtra Agent buffers against unwanted pH changes to prevent dicamba acid formation. It is important to only utilize approved low-volatility dicamba and approved tank-mix partners such as PLACEHOLDER for dicamba applications.

PLACEHOLDER, a VaporGrip Xtra Agent has been tested!

Placeholder has been tested and meets EPA requirement for usage with dicamba

** Gavlick, W.K., D.R. Wright, A. MacInnes, J.W. Hemminghaus, J.K. Webb, V.I. Yermolenka, W. Su. 2016. A method to Determine the Relative Volatility of Auxin Herbicide Formulations, Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems: 35th Volume, ASTM STP1587. pp 24-32G. R. Goss, Ed. ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA. 

PLACEHOLDER, a VaporGrip Xtra Agent, has been thoroughly tested* in field trials by Bayer and US academic weed scientists. It has been approved by Bayer, Syngenta, and BASF for use with their products Xtendimax, Tavium, and Engenia. PLACEHOLDER’s performance has been validated through low tunnel trials- conducted in cooperation with US Academic Weed Scientists across key soybean growing areas.

If you have any questions about PLACEHOLDER, a VaporGrip Xtra Agent, or SYNTHEX AA 48, our private label equivalent, ask your Exacto contact or complete the form below. 

PLACEHOLDER, a VaporGrip Xtra Agent is now approved for tank mixing with; XtendiMax®, Tavium®, and Engenia® . Check the links below to see PLACEHOLDER  on their official websites.

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