The most advanced adjuvant technology

WETCIT® is the industry-leading adjuvant.

WETCIT® has been shown to provide superior spreading, wetting and penetration compared to alternative surfactants such as crop oil concentrates (COC), methylated seed oils (MSO), high surfactant methylated oil concentrates (HSMOC), silicone surfactants (SS) and non-ionic surfactants (NIS).

WETCIT has been extensively field tested for use with herbicides, insecticides, miticides, fungicides and foliar nutritionals and offers superior efficacy. In addition, a recent Oro Agri-commissioned study conducted by the University of Illinois has shown that an herbicide, in conjunction with WETCIT, is more quickly absorbed and delivers more glyphosate into weeds’ roots than other adjuvant types.

WETCIT for Herbicide Programs

WETCIT has been shown to quicken the translocation of systemic herbicide throughout weeds.

A recent Oro Agri-commissioned study conducted by the University of Illinois has shown a simple tank mix of WETCIT with TransPhloemTM technology offers producers improved translocation of herbicides to kill weeds faster and improve field conditions for all commercial crops such as wheat, cotton, corn, and soybeans.

WETCIT provides superior results compared to other adjuvant types and various crop oils, resulting in faster weed kill off to improve the potential for higher yields.

Benefits of WETCIT plus herbicides include:

  • Delivery of more post-emergent, systemic herbicide to weed roots FASTER than other types of adjuvants
  • Superior spreading, wetting and penetrating properties
  • Enhanced rainfastness due to superior cuticle penetration
  • Improved movement through epicuticular wax

 

WETCIT 9 Day Pot Herbicide StudyLambsquarters treated with Roundup PowerMAX®
WETCIT with TransPhloemTM technology quickens the translocation of systemic herbicides throughout the plant leading to a faster kill off. In the pictures above, an application of WETCIT with glyphosate resulted in a quicker kill of the lambsquarter weed

WETCIT Herbicide page imageUniversity of Illinois phosphorescent image shows translocation from a single leaf covered with herbicide and WETCIT spreading throughout lambsquarter and delivering material to roots within 12 hours.

WETCIT for Insecticide / Fungicide / Miticide Programs

Superior spreading, wetting and penetration for superior results.

WETCIT with TransPhloemTM technology provides the ideal method for improving the efficacy of crop applications. Field tests have shown WETCIT provides better coverage and penetration to deliver more active ingredients into plants and provide a more complete barrier to infestation. Unlike oil-based adjuvants, WETCIT does not leave sticky residues and provides quicker, more complete penetration through leaf surfaces.

Benefits of WETCIT plus insecticides / fungicides / miticides include:

  • Quicker penetration of systemic pesticides through plant leaves’ waxy cuticles.
  • Knocks down mite webbing
  • Leaves no sticky residue to attract dust and cause mite flare-ups
  • Does NOT increase drift
  • Pleasant, non-pesticide odor reduces complaints from homeowners
  • Does not decrease stomatal conductance, unlike crop oil sprays that reduce transpiration and increase plant stress

droplet-graph WETCIT provides better deposition than other adjuvant types.

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WETCIT for Foliar Nutrition Programs

Better spreading and better absorption for better results.

WETCIT with TransPhloemTM technology maximizes foliar fertilization by increasing absorption of essential elements through superior deposition and ability to move through leaf surfaces. WETCIT’s TransPhloemTM technology allows for faster and more complete nutrient movement into and throughout plants than other adjuvants and surfactants. Better absorption with WETCIT’s proprietary formulation can reduce fertilization costs and increase quality and yields.

Benefits of WETCIT use with foliar applied nutrients include:

  • Increased nutrient uptake into the plant
  • Ensures complete coverage for better nutrient distribution
  • Does not decrease stomatal conductance, unlike crop oil sprays that reduce transpiration and increase plant stress

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WETCIT deposition ratesOverall WETCIT has better deposition than all other products tested

Council of Producers and Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA)

The CPDA voluntary Adjuvant Certification Program is the first of its kind. Since its launch in 2001, it has quickly gained industry recognition as an innovative tool for encouraging product stewardship in the manufacture of agricultural adjuvants. Prior to this program, end users had little, if any, scientifically accepted standards by which they could effectively judge the quality of a tank-mix adjuvant. Members of the CPDA Adjuvants and Inerts Committee developed the program to bring a level of consistency in product performance for adjuvants used with agricultural pesticide formulations. Products certified under the program must meet 17 separate benchmarks that are based on technologically and scientifically derived definitions and standards adopted by the American Society for Testing and Materials, now known as ASTM International, and certain requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Agricultural spray adjuvants are not subject to federal regulation by the EPA.

When users purchase a CPDA-certified adjuvant product, they have the assurance that the product meets the functionality claims indicated on the label according to a specified, uniform set of standards, and that ingredients used in the product meet EPA regulations for approved ingredients for use in pesticide tank mixes. The ASTM International standards E 1519-06ae1 and E 609-05 (available for purchase on the ASTM website) provide the structure for ensuring an adjuvant product is of high quality and reliability. Pesticide registrants and users will have the assurance that the product will meet its performance claims and that all product labeling guidelines have been followed.

Customer Testimonials

Tom Pearson, a Professional Crop Advisor with California ag chemical dealer Gar Tootelian relates his success in using WETCIT adjuvant to help control aphids and sooty mold in cotton. He also talks about how using WETCIT resulted in clean, non-sticky cotton and why that is important for defoliation and ginning.

Shawn talks about the benefits Oro Agri products bring to his customers, including use on resistant weeds, from an agronomic point-of-view.

Loren Kaeb, from Blue Sky Farm, talks about the benefits of using WETCIT for herbicide control in food grade soybeans.