Adjuvants 101: A practical guide to oils, surfactants and other additives

Soil Wealth Integrated Crop ProtectionAdjuvants are additives that enhance or modify the action of a chemical. They are commonly classified into broad categories including oils, surfactants, buffers, acidifiers and fertiliser adjuvants. Adjuvants can modify how a chemical forms, spreads or behaves within the spray solution and/or on the target pest. The Integrated Crop Protection (ICP) project in Australia recently published a handy fact sheet to explain the basics of adjuvants. This fact sheet provides insights into how adjuvants work, what types are available, and recommendations on what one to choose to make sure it’s compatible with your pesticides active ingredients. Visit the Soil Wealth / ICP website to download the factsheet as a pdf file.