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March 31, 2008
By Fruit & Vegetable

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LI700 was recently approved by the
Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) for use as a deposition aid
and drift reduction agent with glyphosate.

LI700 was recently approved by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) for use as a deposition aid and drift reduction agent with glyphosate. This new registration allows producers to use LI100 to reduce the risk of spray drift by modifying the droplet size and by reducing the number of small droplets that are prone to drifting off target. LI700’s formulation reduces the number of reduces the number of small droplets without increasing the number of very large droplets in the spray pattern. These large droplets tend to hit the target plant and bounce or slide off onto the soil surface. By increasing the number of droplets in the medium size range, the risk of spray drift is reduced and more of the herbicide is deposited on the leaf surface to control the weeds that are being targeted. LI700 was first introduced to the Canadian market as a penetrating surfactant and a pH reducer. With advances in herbicide tolerant crops and pre-seed burn down, spray drift of glyphosate has become an issue.

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