Oct. 17, 2018
By Leonardo Gottems, reporter for AgroPages
IBD, the organ certification certifier for organic cultivation in Brazil, recently approved the first adjuvant for use in Brazilian organic agriculture. According to Marcos Belle, manager of Agricultural Marketing at Momentive in Latin America, Silwet ECO can maximize spray coverage by up to 10 times.
"With this, it is possible to eliminate up to 70% of the volume of water applied because of the greater coverage provided by the adjuvant over the entire surface, contributing to the sustainability of the environment, compared to the performance of conventional adjuvants," he said.
In this way, Belle explains that the new launch is a super-spreader and can offer many advantages to producers, such as greater yields and ease in product handling, reduction of operating costs, water saving and rain resistance. In this scenario, water savings can improve treatment performance and reduce the costs and environmental impact of agricultural spraying, as it produces almost no foam.
Silwet ECO was produced from a modified silicon, which significantly reduces surface tension and allows for large leaf coverage and rapid plant penetration. "As a result, the farmer achieves the maximum efficiency of the active components of the applied blend and, at the same time, saves time and obtains operational gains," he noted.
For executive Paulo Vianna, General Manager of Momentive in Latin America, the emergence of new technologies collaborates with the development of modern agriculture. "The introduction of new products, such as Silwet ECO, brings to the region solutions that meet important requirements of our customers in the agricultural area," he said.