Adjuvants are a powerful part of any well-rounded crop protection program and understanding the role adjuvants play is important. With many new trait and herbicide technologies entering the market, adjuvants are getting a lot more discussion. Corey Klaphake, a technical specialist with CHS Agronomy, says soy-enhanced adjuvants are changing the spray game.
Klaphake… “What we're doing is we're using a highly-refined soybean oil, and, by making it highly-refined, it reduces the amount of impurities and creates a high-quality product. There's a bunch of different positives to that: Better mixing in the field. Those impurities aren't going to cause issues. The other one is better storage and shelf life. Over time, If it's not a highly-refined product, impurities can fall out of solution if the product ages. And then the big one probably is better performance in the field, whether it be from a weed-control standpoint or even drift and deposition aids having a quality product in that space.”
Klaphake talks about some factors growers need to keep in mind when adding a soy-enhanced adjuvant to their crop protection plan.
Klaphake… “And you know, when you look at high input costs today, unpredictable weather, I think it's very important to not only utilize the right type of adjuvant but a good quality adjuvant to help make sure that application is as effective as possible.”
CHS Agronomy has multiple soy-enhanced adjuvant solutions available for farmers.