Surfactant

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A wetting agent, or product mixed with an herbicide to help the chemical stick to the plant better to break down the waxy cuticle.

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Surfactant will break down the waxy cuticle on the plant.

We recommend using Imox and a surfactant to effectively control and kill cattails, water lilies, grasses, weeds, poison ivy, woody brush, and more in open areas of ponds and lakes. These systemic cattail and water lily weed killer herbicide products kill both the plant and root; they are excellent for beach areas above the water line. A surfactant is used to facilitate spreading and penetration of waxy cattail cuticles.

For watermeal control, a surfactant is recommend with Semera or Flumigard. Surfactant will break down the waxy cuticle and help the herbicide spread.

Benefits:

  • Nonionic surfactant
  • Active ingredients: alkylpolyexthylene and humectants
  • Safe for most fish and wildlife
  • No swimming, fishing, or irrigation restrictions

 

For a more complete pond maintenance solution or lake treatment, we recommend using our Cattail & Water Lily Control. We provide a simple solution to give your pond or lake the healthy and beautiful look it was intended to have and get the most out of your recreational area.

Manufactured by Alligare, LLC.

 

Call us toll-free at 1-877-428-8898 for more information.

FAQ

What does surfactant do?

Surfactant is used as a wetting agent/spreader. It breaks down the waxy cuticle on plants and helps the herbicide stick for better absorption.

What is the active ingredient?

Alligare 90 is a nonionic surfactant.

What is a nonionic surfactant?

Nonionic surfactants are the most commonly used type of surfactant. They work with most registered pesticides and help with spray droplet retention, spreading, and penetration of leaf surfaces.

How do you apply surfactant?

Mix the surfactant with water and the desired herbicide then spray directly on the weeds.

How does this compare to other surfactants?

There are many types of surfactants for herbicides. A nonionic surfactant works well with Imox, Flumigard, or Semera.

Is is safe for fish and wildlife?

Alligare 90 surfactant is an aquatic surfactant and is safe to use with the fish, frogs, turtles, etc. in the water as well as the animals that come visit.

Will surfactants kill plants?

No, surfactants do not kill plants. The herbicides they are mixed with do.

When should I apply a surfactant?

Imox herbicide paired with a surfactant can be used for emergent weeds and is most effective late in the season. Flumigard or Semera paired with a surfactant can be used for floating weeds when the water temperature is 60° F or warmer and the weeds are actively growing.

When will I see results after applying?

Results depend on the herbicide that the surfactant is mixed with.

Treatment Tips

Read all labels for complete instructions before applying products.

Weed identification

 

Our recommendations:

Emergent weed control

How to apply

  • If using with Imox, dilute products with tap water and evenly spray the exposed parts of the plants entirely
    • Dilute 2 oz. surfactant and 2 oz. of Imox in 1 gallon of water
  • If using with Semera or Flumigard, dilute products with tap water and evenly spray over the surface of the plants
    • Dilute 1 oz. Semera or Flumigard and 1 oz. surfactant in 1 gallon of water

When to apply

  • Apply on a calm, sunny day
  • Treat when plants are established and actively growing
  • With Imox or other systemic herbicides, treat in late summer to early fall to get better kill of the root systems. At this time, plants are pulling energy into their roots to store for the winter.
  • With Semera or Flumigard, treat early morning

Other tips

  • For Imox or other systemic herbicides, treatment is most effective when the plants are mature or close to full grown. This allows for more plant surface to spray enough mixture on.
    • Extremely cold or cloudy weather following treatment may result in a delay of the visible effects

 

View our video demonstration to see how easy it is to apply Cattail & Water Lily Control:

Label / SDS

Alligare 90 Surfactant Label

Alligare 90 Surfactant SDS

Aquatic herbicides water use restrictions according to label:

  • Swimming: none mentioned
  • Drinking water: none mentioned
  • Domestic uses: none mentioned
  • Fish consumption: none mentioned
  • Irrigation for food/crop: none mentioned
  • Irrigation for turf/ornamental: none mentioned
  • Livestock watering: none mentioned
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Orders $98.99 or less will be charged $12.95.

Orders are usually shipped within one day by a ground carrier.

 

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Certain regulations apply for shipping to AK, CA, HI or WA. Please contact us if you live in one of these states: 1-877-428-8898.

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Surfactant will break down the waxy cuticle on the plant.

We recommend using Imox and a surfactant to effectively control and kill cattails, water lilies, grasses, weeds, poison ivy, woody brush, and more in open areas of ponds and lakes. These systemic cattail and water lily weed killer herbicide products kill both the plant and root; they are excellent for beach areas above the water line. A surfactant is used to facilitate spreading and penetration of waxy cattail cuticles.

For watermeal control, a surfactant is recommend with Semera or Flumigard. Surfactant will break down the waxy cuticle and help the herbicide spread.

Benefits:

  • Nonionic surfactant
  • Active ingredients: alkylpolyexthylene and humectants
  • Safe for most fish and wildlife
  • No swimming, fishing, or irrigation restrictions

 

For a more complete pond maintenance solution or lake treatment, we recommend using our Cattail & Water Lily Control. We provide a simple solution to give your pond or lake the healthy and beautiful look it was intended to have and get the most out of your recreational area.

Manufactured by Alligare, LLC.

 

Call us toll-free at 1-877-428-8898 for more information.

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