Dicamba herbicide has a long history of off target movement by volatility. One of the tools used to reduce this issue is herbicide formulations. One of the first thing done was to go from the DMA salt of dicamba to the DGA salt of dicamba. Recently BASF has introduced the BAPMA salt of dicamba and Monsanto has introduced a low volatile formulation of the DGA salt of dicamba. AgraSyst went about it from a additive perspectives and has developed Cado MAX.
Cado MAX is a tremendous product it has a great drift reduction profile and its ability to reduce volatility from dicamba is nothing short of remarkable.
Below is a 3 year summary (25 plus tests) of greenhouse volatility tests that show Full Load + Cado MAX averaged a 65% reduction in injury seen with dicamba vapors from the DGA salt formulation of dicamba. Clarity (dicamba DGA) injury was increased with the addition of AMS+NIS. Clarity tank mixed with AMS replacement adjuvants also increased the dicamba vapor damage.
Photos from a greenhouse volatility test. Clarity + AMS show more dicamba vapor injury as compared to Clarity + Cado MAX
Cado MAX in a field trial. Soybeans planted next to corn treated with PowerMAX+Clarity.
PowerMAX+Clarity+ Full Load+Cado MAX No Volatility injury 5 feet from application
Volatility injury 25 feet from application.
Below is a 3 year summary (25 plus tests) of greenhouse volatility tests that show Full Load + Cado MAX averaged a 67% reduction in vapor injury seen with the 2,4-D DMA salt formulation. 2,4-D amine (DMA salt) injury was increased with the addition of AMS+NIS. 2,4-D DMA tank mixed with AMS replacement adjuvant also increased the vapor damage from 2,4-D.
Cado MAX decreases injury seen from volatility of 2,4-D salts. See photos below.
Vapor Injury 2,4-D DMA Salt
Vapor Injury 2,4-D DMA Salt + Cado MAX
Vapor Injury 2,4-D LV6
2.4-D LV6 + Cado MAX
The decrease in volatility injury due to Cado MAX is more dramatic with 2,4-D esters.