Effect of adjuvants on the retention of insecticide spray on cucumber and pea foliage

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  • R.E. Gaskin
  • R.J. Murray
  • H. Krishna
  • A. Carpenter

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https://doi.org/10.30843/nzpp.2000.53.3608

Abstract

Spray additives are often used to enhance the efficacy of agrochemicals in the management of pests and diseases in vegetables but their effects can vary widely and are not fully understood This study investigated the effects of adjuvants on the retention of a systemic insecticide spray on two contrasting plant species Adjuvants provided no benefits on easytowet cucumber foliage particularly with high volume application On waterrepellent pea foliage retention of spray was enhanced by adjuvants (P<005) in the best instance by more than fivefold Increasing organosilicone surfactant concentration led to reduced spray retention on cucumber (P<005) but increased retention on pea (P<005) Organosilicones and stickerspreader adjuvants are promising candidates for improving spray retention on difficulttowet vegetable species

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2000-08-01

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Gaskin, R.E., R.J. Murray, H. Krishna, and A. Carpenter. “Effect of Adjuvants on the Retention of Insecticide Spray on Cucumber and Pea Foliage”. New Zealand Plant Protection 53 (August 1, 2000): 355–359. Accessed October 27, 2021. https://journal.nzpps.org/index.php/nzpp/article/view/3608.

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