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Neil from Prairieville, La writes

What is a surfactant and should I use one when applying Ferti-lome Weed Free Zone?


A Non Ionic Surfactant is recommended to be used with Ferti-lome Weed Free Zone for best results. A surfactant increases the absorption, translocation and sticking of insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and liquid fertilizers on plants. Many weeds have a waxy cuticle on the leaves/foliage/stem surfaces that will affect the herbicide application from aborbing thoroughly, the surfactant works as a “sticking agent” to prevent that.  Not all herbicides require a surfactant. Be sure to read the herbicide product label for your treatment to see if a surfactant is or is not recommended. 

Answer last updated on: 02/09/2021

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