Currently, the utilization rate of pesticides and fertilizers in China is only between 30% and 40% under relatively reasonable use, with even lower utilization rates when applied extensively. This directly leads to a significant waste of fertilizers and pesticides during agricultural production. In order to ensure crop production, farmers have to increase input costs by increasing usage. Agricultural aids with enhancing effects have thus reflected their own value. So, what is "pesticide aid"?
Simply put, based on the basic principles of pesticide insecticidal, sterilizing, weeding, and crop fertilizer absorption, related auxiliary substances with enhanced diffusion, permeation, adhesion, and effectiveness effects have been developed. Some of the agricultural aids have a certain promoting effect on agricultural production, while others only act as an auxiliary role (of course, there is no difference in quality).
Most agricultural aids are directly added to pesticides and fertilizers, such as some emulsifiers, dispersants, stabilizers, and wetting agents. Some need to be prepared and used immediately, such as the silicone adjuvant for agriculture we are going to talk about today.
Silicone adjuvant for agriculture is a kind of organic-mineral-source medicine and fertilizer synergist that was developed in the 1960s and commercially promoted in the 1980s.
The commercialized organic-silicon agricultural aids have different types essentially, with both liquid and solid forms. During use, it needs to be prepared and used immediately, and it does not have a direct effect on crops, fungus, pests, and weeds. After mixing with medicine and fertilizer, it can increase the permeability, extension, and adhesion ability; improve the sterilization, insecticidal, and weeding effects of medicine, and increase the utilization rate of pesticides and fertilizers, thereby reducing production costs and avoiding residual pesticides and fertilizers.
Due to its own characteristics, silicone adjuvant for agriculture can be mixed with most fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, foliar fertilizers, bioagents, plant growth regulators, etc. and improve their application effect.
Most agricultural aids in China are directly added to pesticides and fertilizers. Why has the silicone adjuvant for agriculture with better enhancing effects not been directly added to medicines and fertilizers?
Does this not reduce the compounding process, more convenient farmer friends in the agricultural production process to use it?
There must be the reasons, the silicone adjuvant for agriculture has good enhancing effects, and is relatively stable regardless of low-temperature or high-temperature environments. However, when it is in over-acidic or over-alkaline environments, its original structure will be quickly destroyed, resulting in loss of enhancing effects (most pesticide solutions have strong acidity and alkalinity); Besides, the silicone adjuvant for agriculture cannot coexist with strongly alkaline metals, which will also damage its structure (limiting its joint use with fertilizers and medicines).
Therefore, silicone adjuvant for agriculture can only be prepared and used immediately at present and cannot be directly added to medicines and fertilizers. Of course, with the development of technology, we may be able to use directly compounded medicines and fertilizers in the future, saving corresponding costs and labor.