New Product: Wilbur-Ellis Embrece-EA Surfactant

Published online: Mar 10, 2020 New Products
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Wilbur-Ellis Company announces the launch of Embrece-EA, a unique blend of surfactants designed to elevate the performance of fungicides, insecticides and miticides by increasing wetting and spreading of spray materials.   

Embrece-EA’s proprietary blend of nonionic surfactants (NIS) gives growers superior coverage and excellent wetting of their chosen spray material, meaning more product stays on the leaf surface, providing quicker absorption and improved control of the targeted pest. In addition to increased performance, Embrece-EA offers growers more safety and peace of mind while allowing for more application flexibility dependent on the crop grown. A lower use rate (1 pint per 100 gallons) is ideal for cover sprays, while higher use rates (1quart 100 gallons) provides more penetration—ideal for crops that have a thicker layer of wax on the leaf surface. The product also works well with difficult formulations, like soluble concentrates. The product gives growers a safer alternative to similar adjuvants. 

“Embrece-EA can provide a high-performance option to organosilicone-containing adjuvants where there are concerns about phytotoxicity, spray mix run-off and toxicity to beneficial insects,” says Wilbur-Ellis senior formulation chemist Jim Glatzhofer.  

“Embrece-EA was designed with performance and crop safety in mind,” says Wilbur-Ellis adjuvant portfolio manager Terry Abbott. “In comparison to current commercial NIS adjuvants, it provides better, more consistent coverage of the spray material on the plant, giving the growers the level of protection they need for the crops they grow.”

Embrece-EA is part of Wilbur-Ellis’ Eco Advantage line of products. Eco Advantage products feature cutting-edge technology and are built upon four key pillars to ensure growers get high-performing, eco-friendly adjuvants. Every Eco Advantage adjuvant boasts superior performance, is labeled for aquatic use, is made with ingredients for improved safety and handling, and is nonylphenol ethoxylates-free. Embrece-EA boasts lower phytotoxicity concerns than traditional adjuvants, as well as lower toxicity concerns for humans and the environment. 

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