Research, Development, and Innovation

Enhancing Crop Optimization and Water Management

When it comes to addressing crop optimization challenges, promoting plant health, and overcoming drought-related hurdles, Exacto, Inc. is your trusted partner. Our expertise extends beyond offering cutting-edge products – we are a hub for research, development, and innovation in the field of agronomy.

Research and Development Expertise

Our Research, Development, and Innovation (RDI) team is at the heart of Exacto’s commitment to excellence. Comprising seasoned scientists with in-depth knowledge of chemistry, biology, and agronomy, this team is dedicated to all aspects of product development. From formulating novel solutions to testing product efficacy, our RDI team ensures that each product meets the highest standards of quality and effectiveness.

Cutting-Edge Facilities

Our in-house facilities set us apart. Equipped with a chemical development and testing lab, an internal greenhouse and growth lab, and extensive on-site crop testing areas spanning 30 acres, we provide the ideal environment for testing, refining, and perfecting our products. This allows us to create solutions that cater to the unique needs of your crops and optimize water management.

Tailored Product Development

Exacto’s product development services are designed to align with customer and market needs. Our focus is on innovation that enhances agronomic operations, improves input efficiency, and ensures the sustainability of crop optimization chemicals. We’re actively engaged in developing tank mix adjuvants, macro and micronutrients, biologically derived crop protection products, water management solutions, and a diverse array of specialty products. We aim to make your operations more sustainable while preparing for the future with renewable and eco-friendly offerings.

Industry Leadership and Collaboration

To stay at the forefront of industry advancements, our scientists actively participate in key industry associations, including the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials, ACS, ASTM, BPIA, Council of Producers and Distributors of Agrotechnology, North Central Weed Science Society of America, Weed Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. These collaborations enable us to refine our approach and drive innovation continuously.

When you partner with Exacto, you’re not just accessing products – you’re tapping into a wealth of knowledge, cutting-edge facilities, and a commitment to sustainable solutions that enhance your crop health, optimize water management, and prepare you for the challenges and opportunities of the future

Services Offered

Formulation Capabilities

Liquid Formulations
Dry Formulations
Storage Stability
Tank Mix Compatibility

Bio-Efficacy Determination

Germination Studies
Seed Treatment
Growth Chamber Capacity
Crop Safety Test-Foliar Sprays
University & Field Trial Replication
Co-Operator Relationships

Analytical Capabilities

AI Purity Determination & Qualification
Unknown Identification
Method Development
Plant Hormone Analysis
Non-routine Problem Solving

Product Testing

Draves Test
Contact Angle
Surface Tension
Water Droplet Penetration

Fully-Outfitted laboratory, Plant Testing, and Pilot Production capabilities

With modern equipment in an updated facility, Exacto RDI team delivers quality results throughout the formulation development process. Efficacy testing, With lab services at the forefront, customers can count on reliable, high-quality results, formulation manufacturing, and other services from Exacto.

Exacto scientists perform a broad range of tests for wetting agents, surfactants, and other adjuvant and crop protection products. Draves test, contact angle measurement, and surface tension are just a few lab services Exacto scientists provide.

In-House Tools

Analytical Testing Equipment

Shimadzu GC
Shimadzu HPLC
S470-BIO pH Meter & EC Meter
Hach DR 6000 UV/ Vis Spectrophotometer
Thermo Scientific iS10 FT-IR
Metrohm KF Titrator
Brookfield DV1 Viscometer
Kruss Froce Tensiometer
Metler-Toledo Densitometer

Pilot Scale Production

Liquid Cold Blending 10-1,000 Gallons
Formulations 0.5-5 Gallons
Impregnated Granules 1-200 pounds
Treated Seeds 1-200 Pounds

Bio-Efficacy Testing Equipment

Conviron Growth Chamber
DeVries Spray Chamber
Oxford Lasers Droplet Size Analyzer
Time Lapse Photography
Carbon Dioxide Backpack Sprayer
Precision Incubator (0-50C)
Seed Treater

Contact us today to learn more