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Taking drone-assisted pest management to new heights

Drone spraying is already spreading its wings and set to become a crucial tool in the increasingly data-driven and outcome-oriented practices of precision farming. For drone-assisted pest management to fully take off and overcome the challenges still holding it down, agrochemical applications have to be more precisely adjusted to its needs.


We have created DropForward: a focused approach to providing drone-specific adjuvants and formulations. We offer our customers Synergen® DRT: the first solution to come out of our DropForward »flight program.«

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A quick overview of benefits

We present

  • A leading-edge drift control agent and biological activator that boosts the performance of drone spraying
  • A sustainable yet powerful adjuvant that enhances the application efficiency in a wide range of real-world settings
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Superior drift control

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Active ingredient penetration enhancer

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Suitable for ultra low tank volumes

Synergen® DRT controls drift effectively

In our trials with 2,4-D on cotton, our adjuvant showed much better control of drift in low wind conditions.

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With Synergen® DRT (low drift)

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Without Synergen® DRT (critical drift)​

Weather conditions

Location: Piracicaba, Brazil 

Temperature: 26.4 ºC

Relative humidity 51%

Wind speed: 0.5 m/s

Robust reduction of driftable fines

Synergen® DRT as drift retardant in presence of critical glyphosate products or more complex combinations

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Synergen® DRT: Penetration enhancer and drift retardant

Improvement of foliar penetration

Herbicide Metazachlor with Synergen® DRT added

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Controlling coffee rust – Enhanced results when added to fungicides

Application of mixture of 2 fungicide products (1. Cyproconazole EC 100 + 2. Methyl Tiophanate WP 850)

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Suitable for ultra-low tank volumes

Compatibility in the drone spray tank –
Glufosinate and various drift-retarding adjuvants for drones



0.25%  0.5%   1%  2.50%
Spray tank with

and adjuvants in different
concentrations added up
with tap water to 100%



NIS Blend

   6h  6h  6h  30min  
  Methylated seed oil  
   6h  6h  <2h  15min  
  Synergen® DRT

Synergen® DRT stable up to
4h in tank-mix with high-load
glufosinate formulation

   6h 6h 4h 4h
  Vegetable oil  
  30min  6h 6h 6h  

Examples of Synergen DRT tank-mix formulations

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Compatibility Synergen DRT and herbicides

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