Solvents in Agriculture
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Solvents are used in the preparation and isolation of active ingredients for many pesticides and agricultural products. The presence of solvents in pesticides promotes slow, more uniform drying to provide adequate penetration and high spraying efficiency thus reducing the total amount of pesticide required.
Solvents play a key role in the delivery of pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides to their respective targets, whether in commercial or home use. Proper solvent selection produces optimal drying time (slow enough to allow adequate penetration but not too slow) and good spraying efficiency (less drift so more active ingredient lands on the target).