West Central Distribution has a new line of Elite adjuvants: Veracity Elite, Jackhammer Elite and Cerium Elite. The line was designed to work alongside new herbicide technologies including dicamba and 2,4-D tolerance are introduced, the company says there is a need for new adjuvants to work with them, especially since many of them are not compatible with those that contain ammonium sulfate. When added to increasing requirements for drift reduction and on-target application, the adjuvant landscape is changing. The Elite adjuvants from West Central work with new herbicide technologies because they contain water conditioners without any ammonium sulfate, and do not affect the pH of the herbicide solution.
“We work to proactively help our retail customers protect growers’ investments and help them achieve a higher yield,” said Brian Kuehl, director of product development, West Central Distribution. “Our new family of Elite Adjuvants will help applicators and growers capitalize on the benefits of the new trait systems by ensuring on-target placement, coupled with unprecedented weed control.”
According to West Central, Veracity Elite an all-in-one adjuvant with an extremely low use rate of two quarts per 100 gallons. The principal functioning agents in this complete system encompass most applicator’s four greatest needs — water conditioner, quality surfactant, defoamer and enhanced drift reduction agents. Veracity Elite improves the performance of glyphosate and other herbicides that recommend a surfactant. This complete system, says West Central, also helps mitigate risk by improving drift control and off-target movement.
Jackhammer Elite is suited for situation where drift control is not required. The technology provides the same water conditioning function with an application rate of two quarts per 100 gallons. Jackhammer Elite also contains one of the most widely used surfactants in agriculture proven across millions of acres to increase glyphosate herbicide activity and maximize application effectiveness.
Cerium Elite is a patent pending surfactant that replaces traditional oil adjuvants and is applied at one quart per 100 gallons, a fraction of the traditional oil adjuvant use rate. This technology, says West Central, is a great solution for crop protection products where an oil concentrate, nonionic surfactant or improved deposition is required or recommended. Cerium Elite is also effective at reducing drift and off-target movement.