Wilbur-Ellis releases new product to better manage agriculture sprays

Tuesday April 17, 2018 0 comments Tags: Denver, Wilbur-Ellis, DILIGENCE-EA, Terry Abbott

DENVER -- Wilbur-Ellis Company, a leader in the marketing and distribution of crop protection, seed and nutritional products as well as precision agriculture technology, announced the release of DILIGENCE-EA™, a new deposition-and-drift-reduction product powered by ACCUSTRIKE™ technology.wilbur-ellis-logo

An addition to agricultural tank mixes, DILIGENCE-EA is designed to mitigate drift issues with a variety of agricultural chemicals, while maximizing the amount of spray deposits that reach the intended target, the company said.

DILIGENCE-EA achieves this by disrupting the spray curtain as the solution passes through the nozzle orifice, allowing droplets to cleanly break away upon exiting the tip.

Wilbur-Ellis said this reduces the normal stretching, breaking and shattering of the spray curtain, minimizing a main contributor to drift issues.

The result is an increase in the uniformity of droplet size and a reduction in spray fines and, thus, drift potential.

"DILIGENCE-EA with ACCUSTRIKE technology is the latest development in drift and deposition products," said Terry Abbott, Wilbur-Ellis Company's branded adjuvant portfolio manager.

"With this new technology, we have successfully minimized drift-related fines while spraying and, at the same time, maximized the spray deposits of the material onto the leaf tissue.

“This is important because it reduces the liabilities that come with applying crop protection products, while improving the efficacy of those products."

As a non-oil, water-based formulated adjuvant, DILIGENCE-EA further ensures crop safety, particularly in sensitive crops, such as vegetables, the company said.

As a vinyl suspension of soft, solid particles, DILIGENCE-EA is very compatible with other products, significantly reducing the chance of separation in the tank, a common problem when tank mixing various formulations of agricultural chemical products.

Additionally, with a more consistent spray performance and a narrower range of uniform droplets, DILIGENCE-EA allows spray deposits to more-readily adhere to a leaf surface, further ensuring drift reduction.

"At Wilbur-Ellis Company, we understand the importance of managing the spray fines that result during the normal course of a spray application," said Abbott. 

"DILIGENCE-EA with ACCUSTRIKE technology is the latest innovation in drift control products, specifically designed to help mitigate the liability that comes from off-target spray drift. 

“Adding DILIGENCE-EA with ACCUSTRIKE technology to your spray mix helps alleviate most drift concerns that may occur during a spray application."