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RAlmaroad
07-21-2012, 03:42 PM
I generally use Lesco's 90/10 surfactant with my fungicides but have though about using MSO instead. Anyone use anything different. I'd like to have Li-700 but can't find a vendor close by.

RigglePLC
07-21-2012, 05:03 PM
My favorite is a silicone-type surfactant--similar to lesco Hawkeye (about $50 per half-gallon). Very good, and more concentrated. But I used it mainly for weed control. Also similar to Garrco "Drench" a non-ionic silicone surfactant which mentions fungicides on the label.
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=drench%20wetting%20agent%20garrco&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CFoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.siu-weeds.com%2Fadjuvant_labels%2FGarrco%2520Products%2C%2520Inc%2FDRENCH.pdf&ei=oxYLUNCROIW2rQHOiL27Cg&usg=AFQjCNHnswB2WlhUefrcYU9AKV2uU70ceg

The idea is to spread it out on the leaf surface, so the solution does not bead-up and run off waxy leaves. Nor run off vertical leaf blades.

You probably want the solution to spread out and form a thin film on the leaf surface and dry in place within a few minutes.

Spray some water on a plant (or a waxy or vertical plant leaf) and then add a few drops of wetting agent and spray a nearby leaf. Study the different appearance carefully.

I did that and showed photos last year, but I am not sure if I can find the link at the moment.

Wait found the link--within the time limit --I think. edit.
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=357705&highlight=wetting+agent

bug-guy
07-22-2012, 08:18 AM
what fungicides are you using and what are you treating for??