Oxirane, methyl-, polymer with oxirane, mono[2-(6,6-dim ethylbicyclo[3.1.1]hept-2-e n-2-yl)ethyl] ether
Mode of action:
Penetrant and Polymer
Introduction to Qualibra: Deeper Thinking Qualibra is an exciting new concept in wetting agent technology. With Qualibra, water quickly moves away from the surface, and then is held more evenly and to greater depth within the root zone for better utilisation by turf plants.
Qualibra is an exciting new development in wetting agent technology:
Quick water movement away from the soil surface
Better moisture retention deep and evenly in the root zone
Potential for more efficient irrigation Further trials have shown that Qualibra treated soils retain moisture more effectively in the root zone and can make better use ofirrigation resources. After 10 mm irrigation on a hydrophobic dry soil core of a typical sand used in green construction, soil moisture content was 50% higher with Qualibra, compared to the average with existing wetting agents tested. Qualibra returned the soil to optimum 15 – 20% moisture content after 19 mm of irrigation – over 25% better performance than other wetting agents. In fact, with some other wetting agents over 50% more irrigation would have been required to get the soil back to the desired moisture content.
Commence applications before the period of stress, would typically be applied from early spring to autumn, but can be applied throughout the year if required.
Best performance comes from applications at 4 to 6 week intervals
It is a penetrant and polymer combined for maximum performance from a wetting agent.
Qualibra can help turf managers to:
Maintain plant health and playing surface quality
Prevent damaging dry patch developing
Make better use of irrigation resources
Reduce effects of drought
Retain healthy root mass
Growing pressures – Qualibra helps you deliver superior turf health and quality
Qualibra is a further advance in water management technology to help create consistently better quality turf that will enhance the playing experience.
What makes Qualibra more effective? Qualibra combines a unique and dynamic penetrant to move moisture, with a powerful polymer to hold moisture. Most current wetting agents are either just a penetrant type – with small molecules designed to move water away from the surface quickly, but not hold it – or large molecule block co-polymers, which hold water effectively but are not so effective at moving and distributing it through the root zone.
Qualibra has been designed with the ability to quickly move water away from the surface to retain firm playing surfaces – then hold moisture deeper and more evenly in the root zone to prevent dry patch forming and invigorate root and plant health.
Qualibra shows exceptional turf safety. Microscopy studies after application have shown Qualibra has no adverse effect on the leaf wax layer.
Qualibra rooting for quality. Qualibra has been shown to encourage:
Greater root mass
Better root retention
Healthier root retention helps turf:
Make better use of water resources – rain and irrigation
Utilise available nutrients more effectively
Recover faster from periods of stress
Stronger plants maintain better playing surface quality throughout the season
Qualibra enhanced root development
Turf plants with stronger rooting systems are best placed to take most advantage of the better retention of soil moisture in the root zone.
The colour of health
The result of the turf safety and enhanced plant health has seen Qualibra treated turf retain green colour for longer under the most testing conditions. STRI visual appraisal of treated turf at The Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, showed the colour of unirrigated fairway-type turf retained at 63% in mid-summer assessments, compared to an unacceptable 45% on untreated areas.
The science of wetting agent design and formulation Now there’s a way to effectively move water through the surface layer, whilst retaining crucial soil moisture in the root zone to maintain turf health. Syngenta formulation specialists engineered a new product that combines the best attributes of both penetrants and polymers.
Actively alleviate hydrophobic issues
Hold soil moisture deeper and more evenly throughout the root zone
Retained water holding capacity for up to six weeks
Achieve continuously high levels of performance between applications
For best practice irrigate in with 2 - 3mm water immediately after application
Mixing and spraying
Use the Syngenta XC08 nozzle
700 - 1000 litres / ha
Normally 2- 3 bar pressure using the Syngenta XC08 nozzle
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Contains both penetrant & polymer
Available in large packs
Water is removed from surface keeping putting speeds up and reducing reducing disease start up. Water is retained in top soil providing better turf quality and maintaining root growth in dry conditions