Carrier Water Quality Influences Pesticide Stability

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Dara Park, PhD & Juang-Horng ‘J.C.’ Chong, PhD

Tank-mixing pesticides and fertilizers is a convenient and cost effective way to apply two or more chemicals at once. When done appropriately, tank-mixing can reduce labor and equipment costs, and save time and energy. Carrier water is the water you put in the tank to dilute your chemicals and to apply them with. Carrier water makes up ~95% of what you are applying. Certain water chemistry can potentially react with, and change the efficacy of, pesticides in both positive and negative ways.  more...