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Adjuvants & Formulations

Bimonthly newsletter for agchem specialists (former Adjuvant Newsletter)


May / June 2017

The potential of biosurfactants
The academia and a few companies pay attention to so-called biosurfactants. In spite of that, the number of commercialized products in agriculture is quite limited. To have an idea about the potential of biosurfactants we scanned the literature. We share the findings in a feature published in the May/June 2017 issue of Adjuvants & Formulations.
Photograph: Wikimedia / Stan Shebs

Patents in brief
French inventors have developed a microcapsule formulation for the sex pheromones of processionary caterpillars that can be applied like paintball projectiles. Adjuvants & Formulations also reports about recently presented crystal polymorphs of eight different herbicidal active ingredients and one insecticide, high-load granular formulations for liquid active ingredients, the combination of abamectin and bifenthrin in one microcapsule, about gum blends as adjuvants and oil-based suspension concentrates that combine low gravitational separation with low viscosity.

And further in this issue
Another view on herbicide resistance management.
Controllable leaf adhesion of PLA-loaded abamectin.
Cyclodextrins for controlled release of drugs.
Micro-distance imaging method to measure droplet size.
Urea as host for insecticides.
Multi-scale roughness and the Lotus effect: Discontinuous liquid-air interfaces. Picture: Wikimedia / Ralf Pfeifer
An overview of the recent adjuvant and formulation literature, including hyperlinks to original sources.
Adjuvant and formulation news from the joint annual meeting of the Western Society of Weed Science / Western Aquatic Plant Management Society and the annual meeting of the Southern Weed Science Society.

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