Penetration Adherence Spreadability Using An Adjuvant To Get Better Pest Control.
Water droplet size
Improved droplet coverage
Reduces droplet surface tension droplet stays on the leaf
Improve distribution on leaf surface
Enhances penetration through cuticle
Ajuvants Enhances Performance
Herbicide Weed Control
Fungicides Disease Control
Insecticides Insect Control
Nicholas Vasquez Tech Sprague Pest Solutions Tacoma WA
Stephen Taylor works at Jay Taylor Exterminating Co., Inc.
Delta Pest Solutions @deltapestsol
Nick Lampert @AZNickLampert Operations Manager University Termite & Pest Control Tucson, AZ
Surfactants Work By Overcoming Surface Tension
In order to understand how adjuvants work, we need to understand how water works.
Each droplet of water has a negative and a positive charge. Water droplets act a lot like a magnet. If you put several water molecules together the positive and negative forces attract each other creating surface tension.
The components of a Adjuvans molecule help break water surface tension, allowing the pesticide to be more evenly dispersed on a surface and to reach its target.
When water molecules come into contact with unlike substances two thing happen.
If the substances have a similar charge, the two forces repel each others.
If they have different charges, the two forces will attract each other.
Anionic surfactants possess a negative charge on their hydrophilic end.
Anionic Surfactants are negatively charged, and enhance foaming and other spreading properties. Sodium Laurel Sulfate
Nonionics have no charge on their hydrophilic end.