Understanding The Different Wetting Agent Chemistries

Wetting agent: “Any compound that causes a liquid to spread more easily across or penetrate into the surface of a solid by reducing the surface tension of the liquid.” Today’s golf course uperintendent has a dizzying array of wetting agent products available to purchase. As a general class of turf care products, wetting agents are one of the more frequently used on golf courses. Common sense would uggest that not every surfactant or wetting agent is the same. Ironically, all of our turf care fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides are organized into their own classifications, i.e., the DMI ungicides, the strobilurins, the phosphites, etc. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could also group wetting agents and surfactants into the appropriate category of the different chemistries from which they are derived? That is the purpose of this article…

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