BUFF-IT Spray Adjuvant
BUFF-IT is a unique blend of nonionic surfactant and
buffers designed to protect and enhance the performance
of a wide range of agricultural products.
spray water into pH range 4 – 5 which helps prevent
sensitive agrichemicals from breaking down or being
BUFF-IT has a balanced buffer system which
does not allow the pH to go below pH 4 (unlike
pH 4-5 is considered a safe pH;
for products which are sensitive to alkaline hydrolysis
(eg. Dimethoate, Gibberellic Acid, Glyphosate)
for sensitive crops which may be damaged by highly
acidic or alkaline solutions
The built-in indicator changes from very faint orangeyellow
to a brighter pink / red as pH drops below 5.
The wetting agent (nonionic surfactant) in BUFF-IT helps
retention of spray droplets on plant surfaces and
spreading of droplets across the surfaces.
spreading enable more of the active ingredient to be
available for uptake into the target.
Buff-It Spray Adjuvant is a buffering agent to reduce the pH of spray water to the optimum range for alkaline sensitive products. Contains an indicator dye which changes colour when the correct pH is obtained. Also contains non-ionic surfactants to increase droplet capture and spreading on the target surface.
BUFF-IT will control the pH of spray water into a narrow pH range near
4.5 regardless of the pH or hardness of the water used.
BUFF-IT has been shown to increase the efficacy of Glyphosate in
neutral pH spray water (pH 7) and to be particularly effective in high
pH water (pH 9). BUFF-IT was also found to be more effective than
some other buffer or acidifier products that are recommended for use
Results shown are average of 2 rates of Glyphosate (55 & 110g a.i./ha)
and 2 rates of each adjuvant (0.05% & 0.2%)
BUFF-IT can be used wherever a wetting agent is recommended
and is particularly suited to situations where both wetting and pH
control are required.
BUFF-IT has been found to be compatible with a wide range of
agrichemical products including;
GALA Growth Regulator and other Gibberellic Acid based
other growth regulators eg. Ethrel TM, Cycocel TM
Fungicides including RovralTM and SumislexTM
Insecticides including Dimethoate
Use rate is in the range 50* - 250ml/100L.
Use moderate (100 - 150mL / 100L) or high (up to 250mL / 100L)
where any of the following exist;
Poor water quality
Alkaline water > pH 8
Hardness >100ppm as CaCO3
When using with pH sensitive product
When using with a product which recommends a wetting agent
Storage and Safety
BUFF-IT is generally soft on plants and beneficials. It has been
found to have low potential for adverse effects such as leaf burn.
BUFF-IT has been screened for phytotoxicity against a range of
sensitive plants (grapes, lettuce, apples & tomatoes) and
beneficials (Parasitic wasp Trichogramma carverae, Green
lacewing Mallada signatus & Predatory Mite Typhlodromus
Whilst many adjuvant products can cause
significant harm, BUFF-IT has been found to be one of the softest
wetting agent or buffer products available and hence can be used
with confidence in a wide range of situations.
We would always
recommend that when using BUFF-IT in a new or sensitive
situation, test by application to a small area before using it on a
full-scale basis. BUFF-IT is not recommended for use over or