Jun. 21, 2016
Precision Laboratories announces a new product specifically designed for the applicator who wants to optimize the performance of dicamba-based herbicides to fight weed resistance. IntactTM is a foliar retention agent and deposition aid with an optimized formulation of proven HPG (hydroxypropyl guar) polymer technology that maximizes drift control for a wide range of crop protection products – ensuring large droplets are retained on the target leaf surface for better coverage, uptake potential and herbicide performance.
Intact is compatible in a wide pH range, making it an optimal drift control foundation for a variety of tank mixes. Intact delivers consistent performance with the newest drift-reduction nozzles, which are required for spraying dicamba-based herbicides. With other drift retardants, inconsistency becomes apparent in poorly formed spray patterns that lead to reduced weed coverage and excessively large spray droplets that bounce off target leaf surfaces.
“Intact was designed to avoid these performance pitfalls by working in tandem with drift-reduction nozzles to maximize both herbicide performance and drift control,” said Jim Reiss, senior vice president of product development at Precision Laboratories.
Reiss indicates there is more to having a safe and successful spray application than just drift control.
“Most applicators think about dicamba and drift control, but that is only one aspect of the application process that needs to be managed,”said Reiss. “We believe the safety and efficacy of spray applications can be enhanced by managing factors in the tank, through the air and on the target.”
Precision Laboratories’ Total Spray Droplet Management™ is a best practices platform for spray applications. It helps applicators manage these three critical areas. Reiss said integrating Intact with the proper nozzle selection ensures Total Spray Droplet Management is realized and that herbicide performance and on-target applications are maximized.