Agricultural adjuvants, such as silicone super spreader, play a crucial role in aiding farmers in the effective application of crop protection products. Silicone super spreaders enhance the efficiency of sprays by improving the spreading and coverage of droplets on leaf surfaces. This allows farmers to optimize their inputs by ensuring active ingredients are uniformly deposited across plant surfaces.
A silicone super spreader is a surfactant – a compound that reduces surface tension and enhances liquid spreading. The silicone component possesses unique properties that distinguish it from traditional surfactants. The flexible silicone molecules provide suppleness, spreadability, and sheer thinning characteristics. This means silicone super spreaders readily flatten out, spread over surfaces, and exhibit optimal viscosity.
Silicone super spreader molecules orient themselves at the interface of the spray liquid and the plant’s waxy cuticle. The interaction between the silicone and cuticle facilitates liquid flow across the surface, overcoming barriers posed by the plant’s natural defenses. This super spreading action enables more uniform distribution, enhancing biological impact.
Improved Coverage – The super spreading effect covers more surface area per droplet, allowing farmers to achieve the same coverage with lower spray volumes.
Enhanced Efficacy – Uniform deposition of active ingredients on plant surfaces leads to improved biological performance, providing better value from pesticides and micronutrients.
Drift Reduction – Good coverage from fewer, larger droplets minimizes drift, enabling better-targeted applications and reducing input costs.
Application Flexibility – The super spreading effect ensures desired performance across a broader range of pressures, nozzles, and droplet spectra, providing greater adaptability in product application.
Tank Mix Compatibility – Silicone super spreaders easily combine with various crop inputs, allowing farmers to include them in tank mixes for easier spraying of multiple products.
Stress Alleviation – By enhancing the performance of beneficial crop inputs, super spreaders alleviate plant stress, supporting stronger, healthier crops and resulting in higher yields and quality over time.
Silicone super spreaders are compatible with most plant protection and nutrition products, including:
Herbicides: Improves stickiness and penetration for enhanced weed control.
Fungicides/Bactericides: Enhances antifungal/antibacterial activity through better distribution and retention.
Insecticides: Enables more effective reach to hide pests for improved knockdown and residual activity.
Micronutrients: Enhances assimilation and performance of nutrients like iron, manganese, and zinc.
Plant Growth Regulators: Facilitates faster uptake and movement of hormone-type products within plants.
Farmers worldwide have benefited from incorporating advanced silicone super spreading adjuvants, such as ROMAKK’s RCSS-521, in their crop protection programs. This breakthrough technology utilizes uniquely engineered silicone surfactants to achieve unprecedented spreading on virtually all plant types.
Applying just 4-8 fluid ounces per acre of ROMAKK’s RCSS-521 empowers farmers to increase coverage and biological performance from key crop inputs while lowering costs. Over half a decade of testing and commercial use has proven RCSS-521’s ability to enhance herbicide activation, maximize disease control, extend insecticide residuals, and improve nutrient assimilation. All this is achieved while enabling up to a 50% reduction in spray volume compared to products without a super spreader.
RCSS-521 sets the new standard for super spreading excellence, thanks to ROMAKK’s leadership in silicone innovation. With over 25 years of pioneering novel silicones, the company lives up to its motto, “Silicones Delivered Globally.”
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