Agricultural spraying is a critical part of modern farming. From controlling plant stress and pests to fertilizing crops, agrochemical sprays are an essential tool for farmers. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your agrochemical sprays.

Pairing agrochemical sprays can offer a number of benefits that farmers and growers should consider when deciding on an application strategy. By paring two or more products, users can reduce the risk of crop damage due to plant stress and pests while also maximizing yields.

Mitigating Plant Stress

Using multiple agrochemical sprays can provide significant benefits when it comes to mitigating plant stress.

Plant stress refers to any environmental change that adversely affects the health of a plant, such as a lack of water, extreme temperatures, nutrient deficiencies, or pest infestation.

By pairing agrochemical sprays, growers are able to reduce the amount of harmful pesticides and fungicides used while also ensuring higher efficacy against plant stress.

Increase Efficacy

Using multiple products in conjunction with one another allows for increased synergy and effectiveness between ingredients.

When properly paired together, agrochemicals have an additive effect on pest mortality rate, meaning that their combined effect is significantly greater than either product used alone. This has significant implications for farmers as it allows them to use fewer chemicals at lower doses without sacrificing effectiveness.

Reduce Chemical Drift

Using multiple active ingredients in tandem can also help reduce chemical drift – the process by which certain chemical compounds spread to unintended areas due to wind or rainwater runoff. This not only reduces chemical exposure on non-target species but also helps in conserving soil fertility and improving soil health.

Reduce Risk of Overuse

Pairing agrochemicals helps reduce the risk of overusing a particular pesticide or fungicide. When a single active ingredient is applied repeatedly over time, pest populations may become resistant to it and thus become immune to its effects. By using multiple active ingredients together in combination however, this risk is minimized as pests are exposed to a multitude of different compounds simultaneously and cannot develop immunity against them all at once.

Optimize Performance in Stressful Conditions

Additionally, pairing agrochemicals can optimize their performance in stressful conditions. For instance, certain combinations of plant growth regulators (PGRs) have been shown to increase crop yields even under extreme temperature and water stress situations. Research has also demonstrated that combining different types of PGRs with traditional fungicides can improve disease tolerance in crops such as wheat and rice.

Check out our 3 Part Blog Series to take a deeper dive into the world of plant growth regulators.

Optimize Your Agrochemical Strategies

Overall, pairing agrochemicals results in increased efficacy against target pests while reducing environmental harm and optimizing performance under stressful conditions. By utilizing multiple products together with one another growers can ensure greater yields with less wastage while minimizing their environmental impact at the same time! Do more with less!

Enhance coverage with Exit® 

Preserving moisture, increasing uptake and reducing loss are critical to your crop’s health and productivity. By utilizing our proprietary humectant technology, Exit® Activator Adjuvant will enhance coverage, deposition and speed up absorption through the cuticle while reducing the crystallization of agrochemicals on the leaf surface. With an increase in efficiency and effectiveness, Exit® allows you to do more with less.

Subscribe to Miller’s Blog!

Don’t Miss Out! Subscribe to Miller’s Blog to be notified when we publish a new post.