Vegetable Research & Innovation

Pesticide Adjuvants for Greenhouse Growers

The aim of this study was to illustrate the importance of optimising adjuvant selection for pesticide spray applications to different crops. This report contains the final recommendations for greenhouse growers’ use of pesticide adjuvants and includes and reports on the effects of additives on crop wetting. The research found that the activity of contact pesticides was either reduced, or not affected by use of an adjuvant on two easy-to-wet greenhouse crops and the activity of systemic pesticides was either not affected, or enhanced by the use of adjuvants.