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Adjuvants & Formulations

Bimonthly newsletter for agchem specialists (former Adjuvant Newsletter)


January / February 2015

Weaken your resistant weeds and then kill them
Researchers at Monsanto are working on weakening herbicide-resistant weeds and killing them with the same spray solution. The inventors investigated the applicability of this approach and examined a range of various adjuvants to improve the efficacy of this method. Syngenta and other companies also explore the possibilities of this new gene silencing approach. Adjuvants & Formulations presents a state-of-the-art. Picture by Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University

Hydrogel baits offer novel way to manage invasive ants
Hydrogels can effectively deliver pesticide bait to invasive Argentine ants. Entomologists have found that this approach quickly decimated a colony in a plum orchard. Read more in Adjuvants & Formulations. Picture by Tom Campbell, Purdue University

Patents in brief
Agrochemical compositions comprising mesotrione acid and ß-cyclodextrin are physically and chemically stable. Besides this patent pending mesotrione formulation, Adjuvants & Formulations has also news about new glufosinate formulations, novel ammonium-based water conditioners, liquid fertiliser-compatible bifenthrin formulations, high-load herbicide EC’s and solvents for metconazole plus metalaxyl DC formulations for seed treatment.

Apps: Tank Mix & Rainfast Guide
An adjuvant selector or an application tool – app stores have dozens of useful and interesting applications for mobile devices. In this issue the Tank Mix & Rainfast Guide app, an application that helps inspectors to assess the weed management on pavements.

And further in this issue
Magnetic field reduces cation antagonism to weak acid pesticides.
Adjuvants reduce costs of growth regulation in pelargonium.
Biopesticides: state of the art.
Penetration of nanocarriers into red pepper leaf.
pH dependent release from alginate sodium-caseinate capsules.
Researchers suspect soil conditioning by alginate-based by delivery systems.
Complexed sprout inhibitor.
A goniometric mask to measure contact angles from digital images of liquid drops.
Fungal formulation removes chlorpyrifos residue from vegetables.
Biopesticide with corrosion inhibitor.
Does shaking increase the pressure inside a bottle of champagne?
Speciality database of agrochemicals.
Leaves of phosphorus deficient wheat are more wettable, but poorly permeable.
Adjuvant and formulation news from the annual meetings of the North Central Weed Science Society, the Northeastern Weed Science Society and the Weed Science Society of America.
An overview of the recent adjuvant and formulation literature, including hyperlinks to original sources.

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