Boca Raton, FL, January 24, 2019 – Growers of fruit and vegetable crops wanting to improve the delivery and efficacy of agricultural pesticides now have an innovative new tool available with Ampersand®, a scientifically formulated, adjuvant system utilizing hydrocolloid technology. Attune, the makers of Ampersand, tapped into over a century’s worth of hydrocolloid expertise from the food industry in order to create this functionally superior adjuvant system. Hydrocolloids are natural ingredients that have the unique ability to bind and control the characteristics of water-based solutions.
Ampersand enhances the precision of pesticide performance in both conventional and organic crops by:
Improving spray coverage
Providing resistance to wash off from rainfall or overhead irrigation
For nearly five years, Ampersand’s patent-pending technology has been extensively evaluated utilizing laboratory, greenhouse, spray chamber, wind tunnel and field research trials. In greenhouse trials, Ampersand improved herbicide performance 82% of the time. In field trials, Ampersand improved herbicide, insecticide and fungicide performance 88% of the time while competitive deposition aids improved performance only 38% to 43% of the time. Ampersand has been developed using only food grade ingredients that have been extensively tested to have the lowest toxicity rating, Category IV. No signal words are required for labeling this product and no special PPE or handling is required. Ampersand is OMRI® listed for organic use.
Ampersand is registered in most US states and Mexico, and currently awaiting registration in California.