Thought to be native to the eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor, Asparagus is a cultivated perennial vegetable grown for its succulent spring stalks. Belonging to the genus of the family Asparagaceae, it was widely used in the past as a frequent medicinal “cure-all.” Today, the most common and commercially important variety is the garden asparagus (Asparagus officinalis).
Chewing pests such as worms and various lepidopteran species can be challenging at times. Significant damage can occur as a result of constant vegetative feeding by these pests. Control is typically achieved with contact- or ingestion-based insecticides. The addition of Nu-Film-P® to these chemistries can allow for more consistent deposition and increased retention on the leaf surface. This increase in deposition and retention has the potential to increase insecticide efficacy.
Nu-Film® P is a superior deposition, spreader, and sticker adjuvant with non-ionic properties based on proprietary Miller technology containing Pinolene®.