COMMENTS ON THE 2016 COMPENDIUM
This 2016 Compendium of Herbicide Adjuvants is the 13th edition of the biennial publication and contains 779 entries from 38 companies. The first edition of the Compendium was assembled in 1992 and contained 76 entries from 22 companies.
What accounts for such growth in the adjuvant products we list? There are a combination of factors. First, foliar herbicide applications continue to be important. Second, growers need to optimize herbicide efficacy to discourage herbicide resistance. Third, there have been great advancements and innovations in herbicide adjuvant chemistry. Fourth, many adjuvants combine multiple adjuvant groups blended into a single product for greater functionality. Finally, growers are better informed about adjuvants and the value they provide.
While the Compendium of Herbicide Adjuvants is published every two years, the associated website is updated more frequently. This Compendium organizes adjuvant products by type (such as nonionic surfactants, crop oil concentrates, etc.). And each listing includes the product name, manufacturer/distributor, principal functioning agents, use rates, and comments.
Most listings do not include percent “active ingredient” since an industry-wide standard has not been established for the composition of these materials. However, the Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA) has developed a voluntary certification program that requires adjuvant products to meet 17 separate benchmarks for adjuvant composition. For more information about CPDA and a list of certified products, see page 63 or the link below.
CPDA voluntary Adjuvant Certification Program
The information in this Compendium is for educational purposes only and are based on descriptions provided by product manufacturers and/or distributors. We do not charge to list any adjuvant product in this Compendium. Any omission of commercial products is unintentional. If you wish to add a product not included in this Compendium, please contact Bryan Young at Purdue University, BryanYoung@purdue.edu, 765.496.1646.
Reference in this publication to any specific commercial product, process, or service, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for general informa-tional purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation, or certification of any kind by Purdue Extension or Southern Illinois University. Individuals using such products assume responsibility for their use in accordance with current directions of the manufacturer.
All of the information in this printed version of the Compendium is also available online at www.herbicide-adjuvants.com.
The website was established to supplement this printed Compendium. The site allows users to find additional information (such as product labels and electronic indexing) and more current information (when we add new products between printings).
Editor, Compendium of Herbicide Adjuvants
Professor of Weed Science
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