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Agricultural Adjuvant

Silicone wetting agents and antifoams for
insecticides, pesticides, fungicides
and foliar nutrients.


Help maximize yield while minimizing risk to crops

Dow Corning has a long history of helping growers maximize yields while minimizing risk to their crops and the environment through:

  • The supply of safe and effective materials that are compliant with regulatory requirements, such as EPA 40 CFR 180.920
  • Proven performance solutions for spreading, wetting and foam control

Safe and proven results makes Dow Corning products a preferred choice for solving problems and enhancing performance in the development of herbicides, fungicides, agricultural pesticides, and insecticides both at point of manufacture and during field tank-mixing.

Enhance crop protection with proven silicone agricultural surfactants

Dow Corning® brand silicone surfactants are nonionic silicone polyethers that significantly enhance:
  • Efficacy
  • Wetting
  • Spreading
  • Penetration
  • Uptake

Silicone surfactants enhance the performance of the active products in herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, foliar nutrients and plant growth regulators to provide effective crop protection.

When used as a formulation ingredient or tank-mix adjuvant for foliar-applied chemicals, such as pesticides or agricultural insecticides, silicone agricultural surfactants from Dow Corning also demonstrate improved rainfastness of herbicides.

Download wetting agent data sheets

Control foam with proven silicone antifoams and defoamers

Silicone foam control agents from Dow Corning help prevent or stop foaming in a wide variety of oil-based or water-based formulated herbicides and pesticides and tank-mix applications.

They consistently outperform non-silicone antifoams in:

  • Versatility
  • Strength
  • Safety
  • Cost and use

Explore agricultural antifoams.

Use the Antifoam Calculator.

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Use of wetting agents on cropsReview European Union Regulation Studies

OFX-0309 Fluid:
As a wetting agent for fertilizers 

In agricultural crop protection products  (PDF)
Antifoam CalculatorUse the Antifoam Calculator

Determine the concentration  for your solution.
Agricultural antifoam selection guideConsult the Agricultural
Antifoam Selection Guide

XIAMETER® brand Agricultural Foam Control Products (PDF)
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