Wetting Agents

Wetting Agents and advanced solutions are Utilising market-leading surfactant research, HydroForce is based on non-ionic surfactant reverse-block co-polymer technology. Ideal for programmed use on fine turf and sports pitches. Can be tank-mixed with many soil-targeted products such as seaweeds, etc. Safe to use with no scorch. Wetting agent is a substance that lowers the surface tension of a liquid thus increasing its penetrating and spreading qualities through previously water repellent surfaces. Wetting agents are also called surfactants. What are they used for? In turf management they are often used as a solution to the turf problem, Dry Patch, which is a condition of soil that has become hydrophobic (water repellent). The symptoms of Dry Patch are patches of brown, dying grass amongst a healthy sports turf surface, such as a golf or bowling green, or a lawn. The patches will be completely dry even after heavy rainfall and may smell musty. How do they work? Whilst a wetting agent may be used as a preventative and a curative, the perfect scenario is to prevent Dry Patch occurring in the first place. Monthly applications of a wetting agent, from spring, will mean the maximum amount of agent present in the rootzone during summer when it is most needed.