Achieve dependable crop protection results with adjuvant Kantor
Your essential partner for unbeatable results
Achieve dependable crop protection results with adjuvant Kantor – the only 1-can adjuvant solution to benefit the full mixing and spraying process end-to-end, making it your essential partner for unbeatable results.
Top-performing crop protection sprays are becoming increasingly vital to keep on top of yield-robbing weeds and diseases. Against a backdrop of soaring input prices, you need performance you can rely on, with maximum payback from your investment.
But catchy weather, challenging spraying conditions and crop protection weaknesses all put pressure on your spring workload. Conditions in which you mix your sprays and incompatibility can also burden the spraying operation.
What more can you do to get products where they are needed and get as much out of them as you can?
Adding Kantor to your spring spray programmes is the #1 thing you can do to correct the issues and achieve the dependable performance you and your crops need.
Kantor key benefits:
- Prevents alkaline hydrolysis – pesticide breakdown at high pH
- Improves tank mixing & compatibility even at low water temperatures
- Maximises coverage to target plants & leaf layers
- Superior coverage provides superior protection
- Faster uptake into plants
- Benefits the whole tank mix
Keeps pesticides stable in the spray tank
Kantor prevents alkaline hydrolysis – pesticide breakdown at high pH.
Creates the most stable environment for your spray mixture
Kantor buffers spray water to pH6-7, which is the most stable pH for most of the crop protection products you will be adding to your spray tank.
Whilst water is an essential carrier for your pesticide application, its also the medium that can destroy your crop protection active ingredients if the pH is too high.
Adding Kantor to the water before adding your crop protection products will buffer the water, avoiding alkaline hydrolysis. This way actives remain completely stable in the tank and effective in the field.
Avoids a tank mixing disaster
Kantor improves product mixing & compatibility, and may help rectify a problematic mix.
Save time & master mixing with Kantor – its the only way to be sure
Extensive testing over the years shows adding Kantor to the spray tank before filling, speeds up the mixing process and helps difficult mixes homogenise in the tank, and stay in solution.
Thorough mixing is crucial for pesticide effectiveness. Only active ingredient dissolved in water, can plants absorb. But mixing can be slow and tricky in cold water and some formulations can be hard to mix together. You could be losing efficacy without even realising it.
Kantor contains a compatibility agent – a self-emulsifying agent which helps products mix thoroughly together, even in cold water, and remain in solution without phase separation. Although Chlorothalonil is no longer permitted in the UK, the compatibility studies prove the point.
Micronutrient mixing easier with Kantor
New tank mixing and compatibility studies show Kantor helps tricky micronutrient mixtures to dissolve properly in water so they can be absorbed fully by target plants.
Compat studies conducted at Eurofins looked at the effect of Kantor on micronutrient mixing in water – products that typically struggle to mix properly. In both cases, adding Kantor decreased flocculation and settling out.
This simple demonstration shows how Kantor improves the mixing process
Using big mixes? Kantor reduces the likelihood of a mixing problem
“I wouldn’t dare do a 7-way mix without Kantor”
Tank mixing pesticides offers flexibility, saves time and may increase effectiveness, but it can be problematic. Adding any more than 3 products to the tank increases the chance of a mixing problem.
Adding Kantor to the tank before filling is a good insurance to avoid a mixing problem, and to achieve the dependable crop protection performance you need.
More targeted application
Kantor maximises crop protection coverage across target plants & leaf layers.
Reduces the number of drift prone spray droplets keeping sprays on target
Kantor contains an anti-drift agent that helps reduce drift and keep your crop protection sprays on target.
Research conducted by Silsoe Spray Applications Unit shows Kantor significantly reduces the number of fine spray droplets smaller than 100 microns, which are the most susceptible to drift.
In the tests, the number of drift prone Kestrel droplets were reduced by 23%.
Creates the perfect size spray droplets so coverage is maximised
As well as reducing the number of drifty droplets, Kantor also reduces the number of very coarse droplets prone to bounce – a feature of low drift nozzles. This increases the number of droplets in the optimum size range for better coverage.
Farm trials with water sensitive paper shows that adding Kantor improves coverage across all leaf layers, with both low drift and flat fan nozzles.
Superior coverage provides superior protection
Kantor reliably coats and protects the whole leaf/ear.
Adding Kantor to fungicide programmes enhances protection
With many fungicides now limited in their curative disease control, preventative treatment offers the best course of action. Trials show adding Kantor provides the most robust form of protection. Here’s why…
Spraying a water-based solution across a waxy hydrophobic leaf is challenging – your spray solution will always bead on the waxy leaf so it can’t spread out properly. Poor spreading restricts coverage on the leaf so your spray coverage is always inadequate. But, protectant fungicides which do not move on the leaf, must cover the whole surface to fully protect it. Adding Kantor (rate specific to water volume) prevents beading on tricky surfaces and provides the reliable coverage needed for fungicides to work at their best.
Kantor showing significant disease reduction in the lower canopy
Yellow rust trial
Significant disease control benefits seen in a range of varieties in 2022 trials
With disease control comes yield & margin gains
Kantor is a vital addition for dependable weed control
When it comes to contact herbicides, coverage is just as important as it is for fungicides. Contact herbicides cannot move inside the leaf so its crucial coverage is maximised for control to be effective.
Kantor is well known for its spreading abilities which are particularly valuable for taking care of yield-robbing weeds. Weeds which are particularly waxy, such as fat-hen, or hairy, such as brome, need an adjuvant for dependable crop protection coverage.
Rapid activity brings better results
Kantor enables faster uptake into plants.
Provides maximum penetration power in the safest way for plants
Kantor is 3x smaller than most adjuvants and therefore increases the packing density of active ingredients at the leaf cuticle more than most adjuvants. This leads to faster penetration into plants, and offers you rapid relief from invading weeds and diseases.
Fast penetration and uptake into the plant is crucial for curative sprays, systemic herbicides and active ingredients such as chlormequat, trinexapac and prothioconazole that are metabolically activated. Adding Kantor to your applications is one of the best ways to speed things up.
This video using UV tracer die, shows just how much more effective uptake is with Kantor (right).
With faster uptake your crop protection can be more effective
Achieve dependable crop protection results with adjuvant Kantor
Catchy weather conditions, challenging spraying conditions and crop protection weaknesses all put pressure on your spring workload. But optimising the delivery of your crop protection products to where they are needed is crucial to get the most out of them. Uniquely versatile, highly functional and easy to use, Kantor is your essential partner for unbeatable crop protection results.
Kantor is trusted by experienced sprayer operators to get the best out of products they apply
CPM magazine caught up with leading sprayer operators Steve May and Martin Smart on achieving with adjuvants. You can find out what they had to say about their crop protection challenges and Kantor here.
Kantor is really easy to use. It mixes well and cleans out the can easily, and does exactly what it says it will.Steve May, Sprayer Operator of the Year 2022
Kantor has become an essential companion for the majority of our applications.Martin Smart, Wiltshire Farm Manager