David Calvert, September 2019
Adjuvants are commonly added to commercial pesticides, either in the spray tank or as delivered to the farmer, known as in-can. They are not active ingredients in themselves but bring performance benefits to the products such as spray drift minimisation, penetration enhancement, rain resistance leaf adherence etc. The global market for adjuvants was estimated to be grow to more than $3.5 billion dollars in 2021 in the Adjuvants and Additives report published by Agrow in 2017, which was a Compound Annual Growth Rate of about 6%. So we would expect that this healthy growth rate would be intimately linked to the growth of biopesticides?
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