Spray Aide Tank Cleaner and Ph Reducer
An adjuvant for use :
- to lower the pH in spray tanks or liquid fertilizer solutions;
- as a compatibility aid with tank mixes of pesticides, herbicides or foliar fertilizers;
- as a wetting agent or surfactant;
- as a cleaner for tanks, lines, screens & nozzles
- as an anti-crusting agent for soils
Situation Rate Critical Comments
Acidifying Agent (to lower pH)30 to 60 mL per 100 L water.
Add SPRAY-AIDE, then pesticides after tank is at least half full. 30 to 60 mL per 100 L water.
When the spray tank is at least half full and continuing to fill with agitation, first add SPRAY-AIDE, then add wettable powders and flowables. Allow to mix for 3 or 4 minutes. Then add emulsifiable concentrates, SLOWLY. Last, put other additives in the tank, such as stickers or extenders (NU-FILM). No other surfactants, spreaders, wetting agents, or herbicide activators are needed as
SPRAY-AIDE is an excellent product for these functions:
Compatibility Agent 60 to 120 mL per 100 L water
Nitrogen Solutions & Liquid Fertilizer Solutions:
To improve the compatibility of herbicide & insecticide combinations applied in nitrogen solutions or in liquid fertilizer solutions, add SPRAY-AIDE to the fertilizer solution before the herbicides or insecticides are put into the tank.
Surfactant 30 to 120 mL per 100 L water SPRAY-AIDE functions as a spreader by helping to reduce the surface tension of spray water droplets. SPRAY-AIDE is especially useful when applied with contact herbicides.
SPRAY-AIDE can be used with Paraquat herbicides to improve their activity by improving spreading and penetrating activity. When applying with Paraquat herbicides in combination with nitrogen solutions or liquid fertilizers, use SPRAY-AIDE at the rate of 60 mL per 100 Litres. Always apply mixtures containing Paraquat herbicides with adequate water for coverage, generally, 150 to 200 Litres of water or liquid fertilizer mix per hectare, when applied by ground applicator and at least 35 Litres of spray mix per hectare by aircraft.
Tank Cleaning 30 to 120 mL per 100 L water.
SPRAY-AIDE is an excellent tank cleaner. Continued use of the product will help to keep tanks, lines, screens and nozzles clean.
Cotton Spindle Cleaning 60 mL per 100 L water.
While filling picker tank with water, add SPRAY-AIDE when about one-half full. Mix thoroughly with water by circulation or by stirring.
Electrostatic, Conventional & Callenberg Type Spray Systems 15 to 30 mL per 100 L water.
Continued use of SPRAY-AIDE will help to keep tanks, lines, screens and nozzles clean from particle build-up associated with soluble bag and wettable powder formulations.
Anti-crusting Agent for Soils 2L per 100 L water.
Reduction or prevention of crusting is necessary for any seeding operation of small-seeded vegetables. Increasing soil organic matter and limiting the number of secondary tillage operations that reduce soil particle size will help prevent soil crusting. In addition, applying SPRAY-AIDE over the row at planting will help reduce water crusting caused by heavy, compacting rains.
Apply 5 L of mix per 100 metres of row in a 5 to 10 cm band.