What is crop oil used for?

What is crop oil used for?

The function of crop oil concentrates is to reduce surface tension between leaf surfaces and spray droplets, to promote herbicide penetration into leaves, and to prolong droplet drying time which allows more herbicide to be absorbed. Use of crop oil concentrates may increase crop injury with some herbicides.

What is crop oil made of?

Crop oil concentrates are composed of a blend of paraffinic-based petroleum oil and surfactants. This surfactant class reduces surface tension and improves herbicide uptake and leaf surface spreading. Nitrogen-surfactant blends consist of premix combinations of various forms of nitrogen and surfactants.

What can I use instead of crop oil?

I have used dish soap once in my wife’s flower garden with Cleth. Brought some home from the farm but forgot the crop oil. Added the dish soap with the Cleth and it worked perfect. I have heard of other people using a surfactant instead of crop oil and still have good success.

Do you use crop oil with Roundup?

Crop oil concentrates (COC) or methylated seed oils (MSO) are not recommended for use with glyphosate. Adding ammonium sulfate (AMS) to the water in the spray tank before adding glyphosate will act as a water conditioner and improve weed control, regardless of whether or not a surfactant is needed.

Is crop oil toxic?

Causes eye irritation. May be harmful if inhaled. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Avoid breathing spray mist.

What are crop oil concentrates?

Crop Oil Concentrate is a blend of a surfactant and a non-phytotoxic superior type of agricultural spray oil designed for use with a broad range of post-emergence herbicides as well as desiccants, defoliants, and other pesticide uses. Crop Oil Concentrate may increase the effectiveness of the spray mixture.

What is Microyl crop oil replacement?

MICROYL™ is a combination of a nonionic surfactant and synthetic oil that reduces injury to turfgrass, while forming a stable micro emulsion with no residue.

What is a good surfactant to use with Roundup?

Early screening of different surfactants identified tallowamine ethoxylate (MON 0818) as generally the most effective surfactant with isopropylamine salts of glyphosate to optimise activity on a wide range of plants.

How much glyphosate does it take to spray an acre?

The standard rate of glyphosate is 0.75 lb a.e. per acre. The rate should be increased to 1.13 for weed height ranging from 6 to 12 inches and to 1.50 for weeds > 12 inches tall.

What is Clethodim used for?

It is used as a selective postemergence herbicide for the control of annual and perennial grasses in numerous crops, including alfalfa, celery, clover, conifers, cotton, cranberries, garlic, onions, ornamentals, peanuts, soybeans, strawberries, sugarbeet, sunflowers, and vegetables; the (-)-enantiomer has been reported …

What does methylated seed oil do?

Methylated Seed Oil is an oil-based adjuvant that can be used with pesticides to improve penetration and effectiveness. Use it to enhance the performance of herbicides.

Can I use vegetable oil as a surfactant?

These results show that sodium epoxidized methyl ester sulfonate formulated from waste vegetable oil can potentially be used as a substitute surface tension agent for commercial surfactants during chemical enhanced oil recovery operations.