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Innvictis launches Inntero, new adjuvant technology

Adjuvants improve the overall effectiveness of tank mixes.

John Hart, Associate Editor

April 10, 2023

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Justin Greer, left, and Nick Dame, both with Innvictis Crop Care, were at Commodity Classic in Orlando March 8 to 11 to discuss the value of adjuvants in tank mixesJohn Hart

At a Glance

  • There are more than 20 different types of adjuvants on the market.

Farmers understand the value of adjuvants to improve the efficiency of pesticides in a tank mix, but the challenge remains on deciding what adjuvant to use.

It certainly is a daunting task with more than 20 different types on the market, including surfactants, oils, compatibility agents, buffering and conditioning agents, defoaming agents, deposition agents, drift control agents, and thickeners. Farmers know they need to do their homework to decide which kind is right for their situation.

At Commodity Classic in Orlando March 8 to 11, representatives from Innvictis Crop Care were on hand to answer questions and provide guidance on the use of adjuvants to improve the overall effectiveness of tank mixes. At Commodity Classic, Innvictis debuted Innterro, its newest adjuvant technology, that will be available for the 2023 growing season. Innvictis is a subsidiary of the Boise, Idaho-based Simplot Grower Solutions.

Justin Greer, national marketing manager for Innvictis. explains that adjuvants are needed because water isn’t a great carrier for pesticides and other crop protection products. He says that water has a high surface tension and doesn’t stick to the leaf surface of plants, but notes that the solvent properties of an adjuvant help with plant penetration and compatibility.

“If you have these four- or five-way tank mixes with water-based active ingredients or oil-based active ingredients, you really want an adjuvant that gets along with both of those and helps with the compatibility of that tank mix, helping spread, penetrate, and wet out a leaf surface,” Greer said.

Greer said Inntero is designed to improve adjuvant formulations at low concentrations. The new Inntero technology offers seven unique, multi-functional, full-strength adjuvants that can be applied at rates as low as one quart per 100 gallons of spray solution.

Nick Dame, director of crop care with Innvictis Crop Care, notes that adjuvants are needed because all pesticides have weaknesses, from coverage weakness to leaf penetration weakness and beyond.

“We at Innvictis sell many different active ingredients and multiple pesticide products. We always recommend that an adjuvant is paired with it to improve the efficacy of those pesticide products,” he said.

About the Author(s)

John Hart

Associate Editor, Southeast Farm Press

John Hart is associate editor of Southeast Farm Press, responsible for coverage in the Carolinas and Virginia. He is based in Raleigh, N.C.

Prior to joining Southeast Farm Press, John was director of news services for the American Farm Bureau Federation in Washington, D.C. He also has experience as an energy journalist. For nine years, John was the owner, editor and publisher of The Rice World, a monthly publication serving the U.S. rice industry.  John also worked in public relations for the USA Rice Council in Houston, Texas and the Cotton Board in Memphis, Tenn. He also has experience as a farm and general assignments reporter for the Monroe, La. News-Star.

John is a native of Lake Charles, La. and is a  graduate of the LSU School of Journalism in Baton Rouge.  At LSU, he served on the staff of The Daily Reveille.

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