Aqua-Drive — The #1 Soil Wetting Agent
If you are experiencing slow infiltration and penetration, run-off, erosion problems, or standing water, Aqua-Drive can help solve these problems.
No matter your irrigation system, its efficiency depends upon the reaction of the water when it makes contact with the soil. Hydrophobic, water-repellent soils do not wet when a drop of water is placed upon the surface. It is common to see water pooling on the surface of dry soil rather than soaking in and being available to the crop. Many soils are water repellent to some degree.
Aqua-Drive is a non-ionic surfactant additive designed to improve soil wetting and penetration of treated irrigation water. It reduces the surface tension of water to as much as 60%, allowing water to flow into the soil profile. Independent tests show that water treated with Aqua-Drive infiltrates soil nearly twice as fast as untreated water. This means less run-off, evaporation and more water for your crops.
Aqua-Drive’s unique chemistry is a compound molecular structure that includes both water-grabbing and water-repelling properties. The water-repelling element seeks and attaches to hydrophobic soil colloids, while the water-grabbing characteristic “drives” moisture into and through the hard-to-wet soil profile.
Aqua Drive’s unique chemistry retains the ability to re-wet itself over multiple irrigations up to 45-60 days. With Aqua-Drive you will experience less water waste because more water enters the root zone. Aqua-Drive drives water to where it’s need for greater production and lower total irrigation costs.
With a use rate of 1.5 to 3 pints per acre, treatment is economical and easy.