Jun. 15, 2016
Clariant is launching a unique, all-in-one, crop spraying innovation to support farmers’ efforts to improve weed control and achieve better yields. As herbicides differ widely in their properties, so do their needs. The new Synergen ME family offers various products optimized for best fit to particular important herbicides and their combinations. Synergen ME is the first tank-mix adjuvant blend containing renewable methylated seed oil, ammonium sulfate and selected surfactants proven to boost the effect of herbicides in a single product, reducing complexity for farmers and limiting crop losses.
Weeds, diseases and pests prevent crops from achieving their full yield potential. Without herbicides, up to 50% of global wheat yields and 74.9% of potato yields could be lost* – a critical problem in the challenge to feed a world population growing by about 80 million people a year.
As herbicides differ widely in their properties, so do their needs. The new Synergen ME family therefore offers various products optimized for best fit to particular important herbicides and their combinations. The Synergen ME microemulsions provide an efficient and sustainable new tool that eliminates the need for farmers to mix several products with their chosen herbicide in order to optimize spray behaviour and achieve outstanding field performance. The systems have no negative impact on spray drift and are gentle to crop plants. Key for modern farming, the tank-mix adjuvants are also based predominantly on renewable products, are biodegradable and require no hazard labeling.
“Synergen ME provides an eco-friendly solution for modern agriculture that limits crop losses and reduces the amount of product needed, while delivering a new level of quality and performance to the crop protection segment. The multifaceted approach from one product takes crop protection to a higher level, improving the field performance of acid herbicides, and does so with a good environmental profile,” comments Ralf Zerrer, Head of Strategic Marketing Industrial and Consumer Specialties at Clariant.
Synergen ME will be launched at the 11th International Symposium on Adjuvants for Agrochemicals (ISAA 2016) alongside several additives and adjuvant innovations. Clariant is a main sponsor of this key industry event which takes place in Monterey, California from June 13-17, 2016.