Non-Ionic Surfactant for Herbicides - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Garry from Stonewall, Oklahoma
    02/27/2013
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    What is the ratio per Gallon of water for Surfactants?
    A

    Here is a general guide:

    HERBICIDES such as 2,4-D Amine, Atrazine, Trimec, Brush Killer, Image, MSMA and others: 1-2 teaspoons per gallon of water, or 1 pint per 100 gallons.

    GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDES (that do not contain a surfactant): 1 Tablespoon per gallon or 2 quarts per 100 gallons of spray.

    INSECTICIDES, FUNGICIDES, MITICIDES and NUTRITIONALS: 1/2 teaspoon per gallon of spray or 8 ounces per 100 gallons of spray.
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  • Asked by Craig from Elroy, Wi
    03/24/2012
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    What is the shelf life of a non-ionic surfactant before and after opening?
    A
    Non-Ionic surfactant will last at least 5 years before and after opening.  As long as you keep the lid on and shake it up every 4 to 6 months it should last a long time.
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  • Asked by Curt from Illinois
    09/10/2015
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    Can dawn dish soap be used as a surfactant?
    A

    We have heard some folks use dish soap as a surfactant. We cannot recommend it, because there is not enough research behind it. We recommend a product like Non Ionic Surfactant to be mixed with most herbicides that that are labeled for it.

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  • Asked by Dave
    06/14/2011
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    Is Non-Ionic Surfactant for Herbicides safe in the Aquatic environment?
    Can it be used with a product like Rodeo?
    A

    Then Non-Ionic Surfactant for Herbicides is not safe for use in aquatic environments, per the product label. You could use this product with Rodeo Herbicide only if it is used away from aquatic areas.

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  • Asked by Ed from Woodstock, Illinois
    03/31/2013
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    Can the Non'Ionic Surfactant be used with XLR8 Drive?
    A
    The non-ionic surfactant can be used with Drive XLR8.
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  • Asked by Luanne from Suffolk
    06/04/2015
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    What kind of non-ionic surfactant should I use with Drive XLR8?
    The Drive label recommends methylated seed oil as a surfactant but I already have the Southern Ag non-ionic surfactant. What is the difference and will either one work with Drive XLR8?
    A

    Non-Ionic Surfactant for Herbicides is a non-ionic surfactant and does not contain methylated seed oil (MSO). The MSO actually helps to strip away the waxy coating on the target weeds, while a regular non-ionic surfactant will not do this. So while a regular non-ionic surfactant is better than no surfactant, it will not provide as good of results as using an MSO surfactant such as Duo Stick when using a quinclorac herbicide such as Drive XLR8.

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  • Asked by Donny
    04/22/2011
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    Is atrazine and surfactant the same ?
    A
    Atrazine is actually an herbicide used often in the agricultural industry. Surfactant for Herbicides is a wetting agent with 80% non-ionic surfactant for increasing the penetration, coverage and overall effectiveness of almost any herbicide.
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  • Asked by Vipul from Ma
    03/29/2016
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    Can the Southern Ag Non-Ionic Surfactant for Herbicides be used with Tenacity?
    How much do I add?
    A

    Yes, you could use the Southern Ag Non-Ionic Surfactant for Herbicides with Tenacity Herbicide for post-emergent applications. You would not need a surfactant when applying Tenacity for pre-emergent weed control only. You should use 1 teaspoons of surfactant per gallon of diluted herbicide, or 1-2 pints per 100 gallons of spray.

     

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  • Asked by Chad from Thompsons Station, Tn
    09/26/2016
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    How long after I spray the Non-ionic surfactant with herbicide can I water?
    It rained just about 22 hours after applying the surfactant with herbicide... do I need to reapply?
    A

    Water can be applied to the area after six hours. If it rained almost a day after application, there is no need to reapply.

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  • Asked by Mojo
    06/01/2011
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    Can Non-Ionic Surfactant for Herbicides + Sedgehammer be used around a child's play area?
    A
    As long as your child is out of the area while the treatment is being applied and he/she doesn't go back into the area until it is completely dry, there should be no safety issues.
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  • Asked by Tom
    08/07/2011
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    Is there a measuring device with non-ionic surfactant?
    A
    Non-ionic surfactant does not come with a measuring device but any measuring device can be used.  Typically you would want a device that can measure in half ounce increments.
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  • Asked by Chris from Punta Gorda, Fl
    09/27/2015
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    Is Southern Ag spreader sticker an ionic surfactant?
    A

    The surfactant that we carry by Southern AG is a non-ionic surfactant.

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  • Asked by Dale from Raleigh
    09/30/2019
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    Should I use an 80/20 surfactant or a 90/10 surfactant?
    Besides active ingredient and maybe perhaps use a little less would there be any more advantage or disadvantages on using a 90/10 surfactant instead of 80/10 in a herbicide or insectide? I have tried to search the web a little and I couldn't find any info on differences.
    A

    The numbers on a surfactant such as the Non-Ionic Surfactant for Herbicides are indicative of how much active ingredient is in the surfactant, so a higher number, such as 90 instead of 80, generally means a higher quality product. Most products that require a non-ionic surfactant require the use of at least an 80/20 product for best results, but always check the product label of what you are using to ensure you are using the correct surfactant.

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  • Asked by Sally from Lecanto, Fl
    02/28/2015
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    How long after spraying Non-Ionic Surfactant for Herbicides can horses be allowed to graze?
    A
    There are no grazing restrictions with the Non-Ionic Surfactant for Herbicides.
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  • Asked by Karl from Allentown, Pa
    04/17/2014
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    Can Non-Ionic Surfactant for Herbicides be mixed with Speedzone?
    I want to apply with a hose end sprayer. Can I mix the two and at what ratio?
    A

    We do not recommend mixing a Non-Ionic Surfactant for Herbicides with an herbicide such as Speedzone in a hose end sprayer since you cannot guarantee that the spray will be uniform a mixture. If using a tank sprayer such as a hand pump or backback sprayer, then you would mix 2 teaspoons of Non-Ionic Surfactant for Herbicides with the labeled amount of Speedzone. We apologize, which we are not sure which Speedzone you are referring to for the mix ratio. Keep in mind that a surfactant is not required for use Speedzone and may reduce selectivity on your turfgrass.

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  • Asked by Chuck from Carlisle Pa
    07/18/2019
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    Can I use Southern ag Methylated Seed Oil instead of the Southern Ag Non-Ionic Surfactant with Tenacity?
    Bought Southern Ag Methylated seed oil by mistake.
    A

    Methylated seed oil can still be mixed with Tencity instead of the  Non-Ionic Surfactant for Herbicides. It will also promote the product to stick to the plants. Be sure to apply during cooler times of day. 

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  • Asked by Lynn from Hiawassee, Ga
    05/23/2015
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    1.What is the shelf life? 2. I how does this compare with Hi-Yield Spread Sticker?
    Fahrenheit
    A
    The shelf life of Non-Ionic Surfactant for Herbicides is 3-5 years if it is stored in favorable conditions. The temperature should be between 35 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The main difference between Non-Ionic Surfactant and Spreader Sticker is that Spreader Sticker does not contain any oil. They can both be used for the same application and will help the product you are mixing it with to stick to the plant better.
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  • Asked by Andy from Rutledge, Tn
    08/09/2017
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    What is a non-ionic space surfactant that you use with an herbicide to treat a pond?
    A

    Non-Ionic Surfactant for Herbicides is what we recommend for use with an herbicide in a pond. This product will help the product that you are using more effective. The rate is 1-2 teaspoons per gallon of water.

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  • Asked by Robert from Jackson
    09/12/2018
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    Will the Non-ionic Surfactant for Herbicides significantly improve the effectiveness of Weed-B-Gone type products?
    A

    Yes, the job of a  Non-Ionic Surfactant for Herbicides is to increase the penetration, coverage and overall effectiveness of almost any herbicide. 

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  • Asked by Eliberto from Mission, Tx
    10/13/2011
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    Can this product be used by itself, so to improve the usage of water?
    I am trying to know if by using it on lawns will I be using less water, since the water will not stay on the hairy part of the grass leaf.
    A
    Surfactant is used to help the water + plant product coat the whole leaf of plant and penetrate for better product performance. We have never heard of any one using the surfactant with water alone and we are not sure what benefit you would get from doing so. We recommend you speak with a professional gardener to see what their thoughts are on the subject or you can call the manufacturer of Non-Ionic Surfactant - Southern Ag 941-722-3285 to get their recommendations.
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