When it comes to agricultural operations, the use of various pesticides is essential. However, have you ever encountered a situation where no matter what pesticide you buy, the dealer recommends the silicone adjuvant for agriculture? What exactly is the purpose of this organic silicon? Let's take a comprehensive look at everything about this organic silicon additive.
Agricultural organic silicon mainly consists of ethoxy-modified trisiloxane, which is a special organic silicon surfactant synthesized by polyether modification. It has super-spreading properties, excellent permeability, efficient internal absorption and conduction, and can effectively reduce the surface tension of pesticides and enhance their wetting and adhesion to plant surfaces.
Farmers know that pesticides are necessary in the process of crop management, but there are drawbacks to using pesticides. Firstly, there is the issue of cost and secondly, environmental pollution. The production cost and price of pesticides are high; thus, excessive use of pesticides will increase the cost of land and decrease farmers' incomes. Meanwhile, excessive use of pesticides can also lead to environmental pollution and pesticide residue, seriously affecting the ecological environment. During the use of pesticides, if the concentration is too low, it will not have insecticidal effects; if the concentration is too high, it will easily cause phytotoxicity and environmental pollution from exceeding pesticide residue limits.
Adding pesticide synergists to pesticides is the most widely used method. Pesticide synergists are important additives in pesticides that have no activity themselves, but can significantly improve the utilization rate of pesticides when mixed with corresponding pesticides. Meanwhile, silicone adjuvant for agriculture is currently the most widely used synergist in agricultural production.
The excellent wetting property of organic silicon enables the pesticide solution to quickly spread on the leaf surface, enhance the attachment of the pesticide solution, improve the utilization rate of pesticides, reduce the loss of pesticide solution, and avoid pesticides from penetrating into the ground, which causes water pollution.
Silicone adjuvant for agriculture can significantly enhance the adhesion of the pesticide solution on the surface of plants or pests, improve the utilization rate of pesticides, accelerate the absorption rate of pests to pesticides, and to some extent improve the insecticidal effect, thereby reducing the frequency of spraying and the amount of pesticide used.
Organic silicon promotes systemic pesticide agents to penetrate through stomata, enhances rainwater resistance, and does not require re-spraying after rain.
Silicone adjuvant for agriculture can reduce the amount of pesticide and water used per unit area, reduce pesticide pollution, and reduce pesticide residues. It can be used in conjunction with insecticides, fungicides, and plant growth regulators.