Spray Adjuvant in Agrochemical Applications
Spray adjuvants are the chemicals which when added to the agrochemicals increase the effectiveness of the agrochemical. Adjuvants are designed to perform specific functions, including buffering, dispersing, emulsifying, spreading, sticking, and wetting. Adjuvants also can reduce evaporation, foaming, spray drift, and volatilization. Using adjuvants may not only help minimize spray application problems but also boost the agrochemicals (pesticides, insecticides, etc) effectiveness.
- Additive for insecticide, pesticide, and defoliator
- The activity of pesticide/ insecticide increases by 2-3 times resulting in lower spray volume applications.
- Being an activator, it is effective with both water-soluble and water-insoluble agrochemicals.
- Enhanced droplet deposition and adhesion on foliar surfaces to enhance the efficacy
- Superior rain fastness to improve pesticide retention under humid or wet conditions resulting in better crop protection from pests and diseases
- Compatible with most pesticide formulations
- It increases deposition & surface activity of pesticides on the target crop, which allows for greater absorption and translocation over time under different environmental conditions.
- No clogging in nozzles
- Gives a better yield
Plant Growth Promoters
For a plant to grow, it requires light, water, oxygen, minerals, and other nutrients. Apart from these, plants also depend on certain organic compounds to signal, regulate, and control the growth of plants which is known as Plant Growth Regulators. Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs) are small, simple chemicals produced naturally by plants to regulate their growth and development. PGRs are molecules that influence the development of plants and are generally active at very low concentrations. They play a significant role in the growth, development, and distribution of essential nutrients in plant systems.
PGR such as Triacontanol is a natural plant growth regulator found in epicuticular waxes in plants. According to scientists, Triacontanol improves growth, yield, photosynthesis, protein synthesis, uptake of water and nutrients, nitrogen-fixation, enzymes activities and contents of free amino acids, reducing sugars, soluble protein, and active constituents of essential oil in various crops. Triacontanol enhances the physiological efficiency of the cells and, thus, exploits the genetic potential of plants to a large extent. Various studies present strong evidence that the application of Triacontanol applied either to the root medium or to leaves enhanced the growth and yield of vegetables and other crops, including agronomic and horticultural crops as well as medicinal and aromatic crops plants under normal and adverse conditions.
Plants require nutrients that are essential for successful growth and optimum yields. Plants require 16 elements for healthy growth and reproduction. The essential elements C, H, and O are supplied largely from the air (carbon dioxide and oxygen) and water. The remaining 13 elements, usually referred to as mineral nutrients, must obtain from soil.
Primary macronutrients – nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K)
Secondary macronutrients – sulphur (S), calcium (Ca), and magnesium (Mg)
Micronutrients – boron (B), chlorine (Cl), cobalt (Co), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), molybdenum (Mo), and zinc (Zn)