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Water Conditioner

Hornet XC

Optimising spray water quality

Water quality can have a profound influence on the effectiveness of herbicides and glyphosate is no exception. Hard water and high pH water can both reduce the performance of glyphosate by reducing uptake into leaves. In tank foaming can also be problematic by reducing the efficiency of filling, whilst drift can cause damage to off-targets and impact coverage, reducing overall efficacy. Hornet XC is a water conditioner designed to soften and buffer spray water to pH5, with the added benefits of improving both the filling and spraying operations by reducing foam and drift.

pH Buffering

pH Buffering







Designed purely to reduce drift and maximise coverage

Key situations in which to use Hornet XC

  • With non-selective herbicides to maximise performance
  • With spray water above pH6, to buffer and prevent alkaline hydrolysis
  • In hard water areas to soften and prevent hard water cations "locking up" glyphosate
  • With glyphosate formulations that may be prone to foaming
  • To prevent drift, thereby protecting off-targets and maximising dose and placement on target weeds
  • When using low drift nozzles to maximise coverage

Optimising spray water quality

Key benefits

Prevents glyphosate breakdown in the spray tank with high pH water - pH5 is ideal for glyphosate

Prevents hard water cations "locking up" glyphosate which prevents the absorption into target leaves/crops/stubbles

Prevents foaming at filling

Protects off-targets, ensures full dose reaches the target and maximises leaf coverage with glyphosate at application

Value in use

Maximises availability of glyphosate for effective weed, crop and stubble control

Maximises glyphosate absorption into weeds/crops/stubbles increasing the reliability and numbers controlled

Avoids unnecessary downtime removing foam or cleaning up overspills, improving efficiency at filling

Maximises the number of plants coming into contact with glyphosate at application, maximising number of weeds/crops/stubbles controlled

How to use Hornet XC

  • For use with all non-selective herbicides
  • Add Hornet XC to the spray tank first after water

Application rate per hectare

1.0 L/ha in 100 - 150 litres of water per hectare

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Require technical assistance or product information? Please get in touch with our Technical Manager, Stuart Sutherland.

For all other general enquiries, please email or call us at the office. If you’d prefer, drop us a message using our contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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