Aug. 22, 2018
By Leonardo Gottems, reporter for AgroPages
Brandt announced the launch of TriTek® adjuvant as an alternative against the greening vector in citrus and the whitefly vector in several crops, mainly kidney beans and soybeans. It is oil with low aromatic content, appropriate for high temperatures, and can be used in diverse agricultural crops, acting to provide nutrition and strengthening the plants.
The product will be launched in the United States and will be available to Brazilian farmers by mid-September. According to Wladimir Chaga, president of Brandt, TriTek® is a high-quality oil with three different goals, which acts to potentiate the effect of insecticides, fungicides and as an adjuvants.
“It provides insect control and helps the insecticide or fungicide, potentiating the effects of these products applied. It will improve and prolong the control by the adherence that it has with the plant. It will improve this adherence for longer and will improve the time period,” explained Chaga.
According to the Brandt president, TriTek® can be considered as a potential insecticide-promoting adhesive. In this sense, Chaga explained that it is possible to retain the pesticide over the leaves in order for it to act the next time the insect is there. With fungicides, according to the expert, the procedure is almost the same, the adjuvant allows the product to remain on the leaf for a longer period, even with rain occurrence.
“In the case of fungicides, it does the same thing, if you have rain and do not have a good product that assures it, you end up losing this fungicide. It also works as an adherent, improving and potentiating the fungicide. As an adjuvant, it weighs the drop, shrinks the drift, and makes that tail does in the adequate place,”he added.
"In the case of the fungicide it is the same, if you have a rain and do not have a good product that holds, which holds, you end up losing this fungicide. It also works as an adherent, enhancing and potentiating your fungicide. It alone as an adjuvant, it weighs the drop and decreases the drift, "he concludes.