WHEN USED AS A BUFFERING AGENT
PENETRATOR PLUS is a nonionic blend of special surfactants, buffering agents, and a highly-refined spray oil and is designed for use with a broad range of pesticides. Subject to the cautionary statements set forth in the Directions for Use, PENETRATOR PLUS may be used with pesticides and/or fertilizer products. The addition of PENETRATOR PLUS to a spray tank improves pesticide application by modifying the wetting and deposition characteristics of the spray solution resulting in a more even and uniform spray deposit and by adjusting the pH of alkaline waters and minimizing hydrolysis of pesticides which tend to decompose in alkaline spray solutions.
PENETRATOR PLUS can positively affect pesticide spray application and pesticide efficacy. Optimum application and effects, however, can be influenced by the crop, pest, spray equipment, spray volume, pressure, droplet size, spray mixture, and environmental factors. Consequently, it is recommended that careful observations of the spray deposit be made and adjuvant concentrations be adjusted accordingly.
Do not apply this product in such a manner as to directly or through drift expose workers or other persons. Do not spray pesticides if conditions of thermal inversion exist, or if wind direction and speed may cause spray drift onto adjacent areas. With both aerial and ground applications, the use of a drift control or spray deposition additive (in accordance with pesticide label directions) may reduce the potential for drift to occur. Drift minimization is the responsibility of the applicator. Consult your local and state agricultural authorities for information regarding avoiding or minimizing spray drift.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
FOR USE WITH PRODUCTS REGISTERED FOR: AGRICULTURAL, FORESTRY, INDUSTRIAL, MUNICIPAL, NON-CROPLAND, ORNAMENTAL, RIGHTS-OF-WAY, TURF AND OTHER USES.
For use with any pesticide that recommends the use of an oil concentrate or crop-oil concentrate spray adjuvant. The addition of an adjuvant to some pesticides or pesticide tank-mix combinations may cause phytotoxicity to the foliage and/or fruit of susceptible crops. Prior to the application of PENETRATOR PLUS in spray tank-mixes and/or prior to the application of PENETRATOR PLUS with a pesticide and/or fertilizer where an oil or oil adjuvant is not specifically recommended but not prohibited by the product's label, the user or application advisor must have experience with the combination under similar environmental and crop cultural conditions and/or have conducted a phytotoxicity trial under similar environmental and crop cultural conditions.
PENETRATOR PLUS may be applied by Ground, CDA, and Aerial spray equipment. In most cases, use enough PENETRATOR PLUS to allow for uniform wetting and deposition of the spray onto leaf surfaces without undue runoff or to adjust spray pH to the optimum range.
WHEN USED AS A BUFFERING AGENT: When PENETRATOR PLUS is used as a buffering agent, a minimum of 1% v/v concentration is recommended. Generally, optimum pesticide performance is achieved when spray solution is in the 4 - 7 pH range or slightly acidic. Refer to Table in the label for the pH reduction performance of PENETRATOR PLUS.
The use of a pH-measuring device is recommended. Final spray solution pH should be in the 4 - 7 range.
NOTE: The above use recommendations are considered to be adequate for most uses. Some pesticides, however, may require higher or lower rates for optimum effect. Follow the pesticide label directions when this occurs.