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Adjuvants & Formulations

Bimonthly newsletter for agchem specialists (former Adjuvant Newsletter)


July / August 2016

Biostimulants: formulation research lags behind increased use
Plant growth stimulation is a growing market. Companies regularly introduce novel plant biostimulants that are claimed to improve nutrient uptake, increase growth, enhance abiotic stress tolerance or improve crop quality traits. Adjuvants & Formulations provides insights in this expanding and highly diverse market that comprises products with proven efficacy, snake oil and all that is in between. A selection of relevant literature completes this survey.

Patents in brief
Several companies are working on liquid fertiliser compatable pesticide formulations, for instance for in-furrow application. Adjuvants & Formulations publishes recently filed patent applications covering this work. In this issue also news about granular formulations for weed control in paddy fields, innovative herbicide combinations, new solvents and new tank-mix adjuvants, including new water conditioners.

And further in this issue
Evaluation of surfactant humectancy using water sorption isotherms.
Polymer-surfactant system PEO-SDS effectively reduced spray drift to near zero.
Bio-based coating material for environmentally friendly controlled-release urea fertilisers.
Slow-release formulations of metribuzin based on degradable poly(3-hydroxybutyrate).
Impact of wetting agents, time of day and periodic energy dosing strategy on the efficacy of hot water for weed control.
An overview of the recent adjuvant and formulation literature, including hyperlinks to original sources.
Adjuvant and formulation news from the annual meeting of the Western Society of Weed Science and the ACS Fall 2016 National Meeting & Exhibition.
A selection of agrochemistry related news in other media.

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