Insecticides & Fungicides/Spreader-stickers, Wetting Agents:
Getting the most out of Your Sprays
Article by: Thomas Ogren
Spreader-stickers, Wetting Agents: Getting the most out of Your
Spreader-stickers or if you prefer, sticker-spreaders, are
agents we can add to garden , Practical Feng Shui - Debunking the myths and finding out what
we can actually learn from the ancien sprays to make them more effective.
These additives are commonly used in commercial horticulture and
in agriculture, , Here's Why Interior Decorating Makes A Statement About Yo but for some reason are as yet relatively
unknown to most gardeners. Sticker-spreaders can be made of many
different components, organic , Is Landscape Fabric Even Necessary In Landscaping? or inorganic. Often the actual
ingredients in a particular brand of sticker-spreader will be
kept secret, as a proprietary formulation known only within the
company producing it. Some brands use silicone-based
surfactants, oils, emulsifiers and buffering agents, while
others may use odd combinations of things like fish , A Look at Metal Gazebos oil and
fatty acid soaps. Several are made entirely from some sort of
emulsified soybean oil. Actually, common dish soap will act as a
sticker-spreader, it just won't be as effective. To be totally
technically correct here, sticker-spreader is a combination of
two adjuvants. Adjuvants are materials added to spray mixtures
to increase the effectiveness of the main active ingredient. If
we want to be completely correct with our terminology here, we
probably ought to note too that spreaders are adjuvant
surfactants. Surfactants are adjuvants that reduce surface
tensions of solutions, helping them spread and cover leaves more
effectively. Stickers are adjuvants that aid in the attachment
to a surface. The water-soluble wax product , A Look at Metal Gazebos often used to spray
Christmas trees , Here's Why Interior Decorating Makes A Statement About Yo to keep them turgid, Wiltpruff, is also
sometimes used as a sticker-spreader. I recently did some
comparison spraying of roses , The Nigra Arborvitae Grows Well In Carversville / Bucks County
Pa. in my own garden. , Mexican pine furniture care and maintenance tips I was spraying
the roses , Chainsaws: Having A Sharp Chain Is Vital with a homemade combination to keep the darn deer from
eating them into the ground. With both batches of spray I used,
per gallon of water, , Choosing and using storage boxes in the home two raw eggs, four cloves of garlic, and a
cup of skim milk. I blended all the ingredients in a blender
before putting them in the sprayer. I sprayed two different
sections of roses. , How to Grow Sweet Corn In the first section I used the above mix,
with the addition of 6 tablespoons of dish soap. In the second
section of roses , Growing Japanese Bonsai Trees for Bonsai Gardens I used the same mix but used two tablespoons of
a commercial grade sticker-spreader. What was the difference?
Both sprays did keep the deer from eating the roses, , Growing Japanese Bonsai Trees for Bonsai Gardens for awhile.
The spray with soap resulted in roses , Is Your Roof Vulnerable to Leaks? that were not eaten for
six nights following the spraying. Deer did not eat the roses
, The Nigra Arborvitae Grows Well In Carversville / Bucks County
Pa. sprayed with the sticker spreader mix for 15 nights. It seemed
obvious to me that the sticker-spreader had indeed locked the
smelly spray material onto the roses , How To Plan A Garden Right better than had the soap.
Sticker spreader is sometimes used to make leaves on foliage
plant , How To Make Your Tract Home Stand Out In The Crowd: Home Sta s shinier, and this works pretty well, too. If, for
example, you are just spraying your roses , Hydroponic Gardens with insecticidal soap
(for aphids) and a little baking soda (for rust and mildew
control) mixed with water , Practical Feng Shui - Debunking the myths and finding out what
we can actually learn from the ancien and a bit of sticker-spreader, you'll
immediately notice that the spray does stick to the leaves
better and it also make them shine. Spreader-stickers can also
have somewhat of a synergistic affect when used with
insecticides. It not only helps the insecticide adhere better to
plant , How To Choose The Right Television For You surfaces but it also helps the insecticide penetrate the
bodies of insects it contacts. Perhaps most importantly,
spreader-sticker also protects the insecticide or fungicide from
washing off in the rain and from breakdown from sunlight. I
think I paid less than five dollars for a pint of
spreader-sticker at a local , Cut Flower Gardening For Beautiful Bouquets nursery. A little bit goes a long
way, so it seems inexpensive enough. Some of the insecticides I
like most, organic , Avoid Transplant Shock botanical-based ones such as Neem are kind of
pricey, and using sticker-spreader gets me more bang for my
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