Southern Ag Spreader Sticker Increases effectiveness of insecticide and fungicide sprays. RATE: Use 1 tablespoon per gal of spray.
Sticker / Spreaders are products that you mix in a sprayer tank with insecticides, fungicides or foliar fertilizers to the product stick to the plant you are spraying and also disperse evenly over your plants.
Nonionic surfactants have molecules with no electrical charge, which makes them resistant to water hardness deactivation. This makes them good for use in laundry detergents, toilet bowl cleaners and dishwashing detergents.
The word surfactant comes from the phrase “surface active agents.” It’s important to strike the right balance with a surfactant. Using too much can cause runoff that decreases effectiveness of the herbicide as well as crop injury.
Mix 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and 2 tablespoons mild liquid dish soap into 1 gallon of water. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle. While using, shake the bottle often to keep the ingredients well blended.
A common “trick” used when spraying weeds around your home may be to add a few drops of dish soap, such as Dawn ®. Dish soap is used as a surfactant, both when washing dishes and applying herbicide to plants. This love-hate relationship with water makes the surfactant effective.
Decyl glucoside is the best in terms of foam out of all five natural surfactants, as it creates a rich and dense foam.
Some common examples of nonionic surfactants are ethoxylated and alkoxylated fatty acids, ethoxylated amines, ethoxylated alcohol, alkyl and nonyl-phenol ethoxylates, ethoxylated sorbitan esters, and castor oil ethoxylate.
Surfactant is the general name for a surface active agent and the name was derived from those three words. A wetting agent lowers surface tension and interfacial tension in (mainly) aqueous solutions.
For most Herbicides use: 1 teaspoonful per gallon (1 -2 pints per 100 gallons of spray). For Round-up use: 1 Tablespoonful per gallon (2 quarts per 100 gallons of spray).
Wetting agent, also called surfactant, chemical substance that increases the spreading and penetrating properties of a liquid by lowering its surface tension—that is, the tendency of its molecules to adhere to each other.