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®.
A 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.
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.
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.
** 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.
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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.