What It Is
The Story Behind tvSTS
tvSTS is a compatibility agent, pH buffer and defoamer all in one container. The compatibility agent keeps products in solution to prevent mixing problems and improve the effectiveness of the tank mix. A pH buffer lowers spray water pH to optimize the effectiveness of pesticides and fertilizers. A de-foamer reduces foam in the tank to make tank mixing more efficient and to minimize the loss of active ingredients.
tvSTS helps you target the most active ingredient right to the source of the problem by providing a more uniform spray mix. Use tvSTS whenever you spray as an integral part of your spray program. You get peace of mind knowing that you are improving your tank mixtures and getting more uniform applications.
- Ensures stability and compatibility of tank mixtures.
- Improves water pH and effectiveness of all ingredients in the spray tank.
- De-foams to keep products in solution.
- Enhances the performance of the tank mixture.
- Increases the spreading and coverage of spray solutions on leaf surfaces.
- Economical and easy to use
How to Use It
Putting tvSTS to Work in Your Tank
tvSTS combines three industry-proven products in to one container. It helps tank mixtures stay in solution. It lowers water pH to optimize effectiveness of chemical mixtures, and helps reduce of foam. When applied at higher rates, tvSTS also increases the spreading and coverage of spray solutions on leaf surfaces.
Use 1-4 pints of tvSTS per 100 gallons of spray solution to prevent antagonistic tank mixing conditions and prevent foam. Use 3-6 pints of tvSTS per 100 gallons of spray solution to correct tank mixing incompatibilities and to knock down foam.
In the absence of specific mixing instructions found on the pesticide label, fill the spray tank with at least 50% of the desired finished carrier volume. When premixing in a mixing vessel or inductor, fill with at least 20% of the desired finished carrier volume . While the carrier is agitating, add tank mix ingredients in the following order.
|2. AMS, dry formulations (WP,DF,WDG,SP), and dry drift retardants.|
|3. Liquid drift retardants and flowable formulations (F & FL)|
|4. Liquid concentrates, suspension and microencapsulated (LC,SC,ME)|
|5. Emulsifiable concentrates (E,EL or EC)|
|6. Solutions and soluble liquids (S or SL)|
|7. Soluble micronutrients, liquids or suspension fertilizers|
|8. Water conditioners and other adjuvants (COC,HSOC,MSO,NIS)|
|9. Finishes filling to desired spray volume level, and continue agitation.|
tvSTS buffering of pH per 100 Gallons of water
TV-STS Spray Tank StabilizerThis chart shows how incremental increases in the amount of tvSTS
added to 100 gallons of water reduce pH levels.
- pH level of initial 100 gallons of water = 7.7
- pH level of 100 gallons of water after adding one pint of tvSTS = 6.4
- pH level of 100 gallons of water after adding one quart of tvSTS = 5.7
- pH level of 100 gallons of water after adding 48 ounces of tvSTS = 4.1
Percentage of increase in uniformity of spray solution at various rates of tvSTS
This droplet size chart shows how spray solution uniformity improves with each additional pint of tvSTS added to 100 gallons of water.Label blotch 1) 0.125% = 1 pint/100 gallons of water
Label blotch 2) 0.250% = 2 pints/100 gallons of water
Label blotch 3) 0.375% = 3 pints/100 gallons of water
Label blotch 4) 0.5% = 4 pints/100 gallons of water