CPDA ADJUVANT EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS
HOW CPDA CERTIFICATION CAN INCREASE VALUE AND SALES OF ADJUVANTS
“HOW CPDA CERTIFICATION CAN INCREASE VALUE AND SALES OF ADJUVANTS” 07/28/20 This webinar video highlights the benefit and value of CPDA Adjuvant Certification and also reviews the process and costs of product certification. The featured guest speaker Dr. Rich Zollinger, Professor Emeritus, NDSU has focused on researching adjuvants and training the industry on how to effectively use adjuvant products. Rich shares his experience and industry perspective on the use of adjuvants. Rebecca Peters (Precision Laboratories), Chair of the CPDA Adjuvant Committee, discusses the certification application process, and Joe Gednalske of CPDA, provides an overview of the certification history, value and importance, and the continued plans to promote the Adjuvant Certification Program.
THE VALUE OF ADJUVANTS WITH FUNGICIDES
“THE VALUE OF ADJUVANTS WITH FUNGICIDES” 06/09/20 Part 1 Featuring Steve Roehl, Ag Strategy Manager, Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative. Steve Roehl discussed some of the challenges in managing fungicide resistance. Over the last thirty years, sugar beet growers lost two fungicide families and now there are concerns over the potential for increased resistance. Steve addressed the problem of sub-lethal exposure which is a precursor for the development of resistance. Adjuvants play an important role in maximizing the application of fungicides including deposition aids, stickers, and spreaders.
“THE VALUE OF ADJUVANTS WITH FUNGICIDES” 06/09/20 Part 2 Presented by Joe Gednalske, Manager, CPDA Membership and Value Promotion, CPDA. Joe Gednalske discussed the beneficial role that adjuvants play in the fungicide market. Adjuvant products are important for increasing coverage, improving deposition, enhancing cuticle penetration, and facilitating retention of spray droplets on the plant leaf – key components of a successful fungicide application. Joe acknowledged that the evidence clearly shows the positive benefits that can be derived from the use of these adjuvants. Joe outlined the importance for a clear and consistent message on the value of adjuvants when used with fungicides in tank mixes.
“THE VALUE OF ADJUVANTS WITH FUNGICIDES” 06/09/20 Part 3 – Questions & Answers with Joe Gednalske, CPDA and Steve Roehl, SMBSC, At the conclusion of the webinar several questions were posed to the speakers including one about the primary difference between a deposition aid and extenders. Deposition aids help to get the right droplet size which then facilitates movement of droplets throughout the plant canopy. Deposition aids are used for droplet spectrum management while extenders are used for sticking. Adjuvants are important in minimizing the development of fungicide resistance. Oil based adjuvants were also discussed.
ADJUVANT SELECTION CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR WEED CONTROL
“ADJUVANT SELECTION CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOU WEED CONTROL” Part 1 – Joe Gednalske, CPDA provides an overview of the challenges that ag retailers and growers face in making the right adjuvant selection. Successful herbicide performance depends in large part of the adjuvant that goes into the tank mix. Adding the right adjuvant significantly improves performance. Use of the wrong adjuvant can reduce herbicide performance, possibly result in crop injury, and increase the potential for weed resistance. CPDA Adjuvant Certification can assists ag retailers and growers select the right adjuvant by ensuring the legitimacy of the claims made on the product’s label.
“ADJUVANT SELECTION CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOU WEED CONTROL” Part 2: Guest speaker Dr. Bryan Young, Prof. at Purdue Univ., and an ending Q&A including Dr. Young. Dr. Young explains why he and his colleagues recommend adjuvants that are CPDA Certified, that certified products have consistent chemistry resulting in consistent performance; and that companies who believe in their product may seek CPDA certification to demonstrate their commitment to the product. Dr. Young discusses the issue of herbicide resistance evolution. The right adjuvant optimizes the herbicide each and every time applied. Less than ideal or inconsistent applications can compromise herbicide activity allowing weed resistance to survive. Dr. Young states that Adjuvants are more important today then ever.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ADJUVANT SELECTIONS IN YOUR 2020 CROP PROTECTION DECISIONS
“THE IMPORTANCE OF ADJUVANT SELECTIONS IN YOUR 2020 CROP PROTECTION DECISIONS” Presentation by Joe Gednalske, Manager, CPDA Membership and Value Promotion. With literally a few thousand of adjuvants available, selecting a CPDA certified adjuvant is a great way to narrow your search for the best adjuvant. The takeaway was the importance of tank mix adjuvants in maximizing the performance of crop protection products. It is not uncommon to use two or more herbicides in a spray tank, each one having its own adjuvant requirements and a different mode of action. Premium adjuvants result in better performance of the herbicide, help minimize the potential for weed resistance, and lead to more successful crop protection applications.
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