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Special Report: Agrow Adjuvants and Additives 2020
Adjuvants and additives are routinely used by farmers and growers worldwide to improve biological performance and effective use of crop protection products. Traditionally, these have been used with herbicides; but recently use with insecticides and fungicides has become more common. Amidst a backdrop of reducing availability of active ingredients for crop protection products, this market is expected to grow, with a need for improving performance, cost-efficacy and ease-of-use increase.
This report covers tank-mix adjuvants and built-in adjuvant systems, covering a multitude of use profiles designed to achieve biological, chemical or physical effects. Tank-mix adjuvants give the manufacturer of crop protection products, farmers and growers the flexibility to optimise the cost-efficiency of spraying. Meanwhile, developments in formulation chemistry and in the biological understanding of adjuvancy have led to the development of many sophisticated crop protection products marketed as having 'built-in adjuvant systems'.
Although the values of these markets, especially in the context of the scope of this report, are not readily definable, important perspectives are given by the size and detail of the herbicide market within which adjuvants are mainly used.
The future market for adjuvants will be strongly impacted by the drive for product differentiation, regulatory requirements including the need to mitigate against spray drift, continuing use of glyphosate and growth in the crop protection sector.
This report provides the latest information on adjuvants and their applications in crop protection. It is based on a thorough explanation of adjuvant science and technology to provide the essential understanding of a sector often blighted by confusing terminology and poorly substantiated claims. It reviews the latest scientific literature and patent publications, as well exploring popular topics for adjuvant R&D and key company profiles.
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