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AdjuvantWater Conditioner

Katalyst

Control you can count on

Water quality can have a huge influence on the effectiveness of non-selective herbicides. Hard water and high pH water can both reduce the performance of glyphosate by reducing uptake into leaves. Target weeds and crops can also be difficult for some glyphosate formulations to hit and penetrate, due to their size, waxy or hairy leaves. Katalyst is a water conditioner with adjuvant properties designed to not only soften and buffer spray water to pH5 to ensure glyphosate is "available" for uptake, but also improves the performance of glyphosate by optimising its delivery both on and into target leaves.

pH Buffering

pH Buffering

Softening

Softening

Retention

Retention

Spreading

Spreading

Penetrating

Penetrating

Key situations in which to use Katalyst

  • With non-selective herbicides such as glyphosate to optimise performance
  • With spray water above pH5, to buffer and prevent alkaline hydrolysis
  • In hard water areas to soften and prevent hard water cations "locking up" glyphosate
  • Where weeds are large and improved coverage is required to optimise control
  • When using low drift nozzles or low water volumes to improve coverage
  • Where weeds are well established, or hard to control due to thick waxy / hairy leaves and need extra penetrating power

Control you can count on

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

Improves glyphosate retention on the leaf

Increases leaf coverage with glyphosate

Increases the uptake of glyphosate into the leaf by increasing its penetrating power through leaf cuticles

Value in use

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

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

Helps to improve control

Maximises the number of weeds/crops/stubbles coming into contact with glyphosate, minimising the number of survivors

Increases the kill rate of those hard to control weeds/crops/stubbles that may be hard to penetrate due to waxy, hairy leaves

How to use Katalyst

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

Application rate per hectare

0.15% of the final spray volume

Get in touch

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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