The Duo Stick Select is specially formulated for use with herbicides and other pesticides that require MSO or MVO. It features a definite, high quality blend of methylated soybean oil (MSO) and organisilicone surfactant (OSS). The oil serves as a major penetrant that supports particular pesticides in shifting through the waxy cuticle of leaves and plants for optimal efficiency. Furthermore, the organisilicone surfactant boosts the distribution and wetting of the applied solution to allow the active move rapidly and directly to the plant. Duo Stick Select is best used to rights of way, forestry site preparation applications, turf and ornamentals, aquatic/submerged, aquatic/surface, and agriculture and citrus.
Proprietary blend of methylated seed oil and organosilicone surfactants 99.0%
For use in:
Turf and Ornamentals Agriculture and citrus Rights of way and forestry site preparation Aquatic surface and submerged
Fill tank with water to 3/4 of target volume, then add other activators, adjuvants, foaming agents, and actives Apply Duo Stick at 16 to 48 ounces per 100 gallons of solution * See label for complete details
Yes, if used as directed on Label
High grade surfactant for use with any herbicide or pesticide non-ionic surfactant
Duo Stick Select is designed for use with herbicides and may be used when the pesticide label calls for an MVO or MSO, but does not exclude the use of an organosilicone.
As with all spray applications, be certain the mix tank and spray equipment is clean and free from previous spray solution residues.
Always follow the pesticide label instructions for mixing and use. If no mixing instructions are available, add tank mix partners in the following order, maintaining agitation throughout the mixing process:
Water to 3/4 of target volume
AMS, fertilizers and micronutrients
If foaming is anticipated, add antifoaming agent
Water soluble actives (dry flowables, granules, etc.)
I have never used the product I purchased to go along with this by itself or at all to compare the effectiveness of this partnering product. I do know I wanted my crabgrass dead and the combination of this plus the quinclorac made that happen.
Why should I use Prime Source Duo Stick surfactant instead of dish soap?
Can't I just use some dish detergent with my herbicide instead of buying this?
Many professional herbicides will recommend using a non-ionic surfactant such as Prime Source Duo Stick to increase the efficacy of the herbicide. You will see this primarily on post-emergent herbicides (some herbicides, like many RoundUp products, already contain a surfactant). Besides not being labeled for use as a surfactant or spreader sticker, even a small amount of dish soap would cause foaming in your spray equipment, which would interfere with your spraying and possibly cause the need for extensive cleaning of your equipment. Results from dish soap as a surfactant would be inconsistent, possibly causing you to waste product (and the time you took to apply it) with limited results. Dish detergents may also cause increased phytotoxicity (burning or other damage) to desirable plants, especially during the hot summer months when post-emergent herbicides are often used.
Prime Source Duo Stick is a high quality methylated seed oil (MSO) and organisilicone surfactant (OSS) that strips the waxy cuticle of plant leaves for better pesticide absorption while offering excellent spreading and coverage of your herbicide. MSO surfactants are used most frequently with herbicides containing quinclorac, such as Drive XLR8.
We sell many other surfactants that can be used with herbicides and pesticides as well. PS 804 Select is a 4-way surfactant that also contains an acidifier and a disposition aid to reduce drift. It also improves penetration of herbicides into the substrate of target plants. We are happy to answer any question you may have about what surfactant may be right for your needs.