Adjuvants Booklet

Published: 1 Sep 2019

Annual worldwide spray adjuvant sales are currently estimated to be worth more than $1.5 billion. In Australia alone, over 300 branded products are currently registered for use as spray adjuvants, surfactants or wetting agents and these products have more than 30 different ‘active ingredients’ providing different functions for enhanced pesticide or nutrient efficacy.

The Australian adjuvant market continues to expand with a plethora of new products offering improved performances of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, foliar nutrients, defoliants and conditioners. But there is a limited, and sometimes outdated, understanding of how to get the most out of the right adjuvants for different spraying jobs.

This publication Adjuvants – Oils, surfactants and other additives for farm chemicals addresses this often complex area. To meet current demand the GRDC has reprinted this 2014 edition. There are chemicals contained in this reprint that may no longer be available or that may have been replaced.

This often complex subject is clearly explained with the use of easy to follow charts, tables and tools such as ‘ready reckoners’, a Q&A section and a glossary of technical terms.

Booklet contents

Chapter 1: Adjuvants background
Chapter 2: Major adjuvant groups
Chapter 3: Adjuvants for herbicides
Chapter 4: Adjuvants for insecticides
Chapter 5: Adjuvants for fungicides
Chapter 6: Adjuvants for defoliants and conditioners
Chapter 7: Adjuvants for foliar nutrients
Chapter 8: Water quality and your spray product
Frequently asked questions
Glossary of terms
Adjuvants quick guide

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    Region: National

    ISBN: 978-1-921779-92-3, 978-1-921779-91-6 (print)

    GRDC Project Code: ICN00023