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Herbicide Adjuvant Guide

SE14 Deep Banded Moisture Retaining Agent

 SE14 Label


What is it?

SE14 – Deep Banded Moisture Retaining Agent- is SACOA’s latest product innovation designed to improve early seedling emergence and vigour. SE14’s unique formulation of speciality surfactants and moisture retention agents slows the effect of water’s nature vertical movement while promoting lateral spread.

What it does?

SE14 – Deep Banded Moisture Retaining Agent - improves the uptake of nutrients, both soil bound and applied, through attracting and retaining moisture within the germination zone. This results in more rapid and vigorous crop emergence. Increasing the plants available water within the root zone keeps nutrients solubilized and more available for root uptake. In addition, banded crop protection actives are more readily available for plant uptake and consistent levels of moisture in the root zone reduces crop stress between rainfall events.

How to use it?

SE14 – Deep Banded Moisture Retaining Agent - can be mixed with liquid UAN and other micronutrient products and applied via a liquid delivery system ideally 2-3 cm from the seed. 3-5L/Ha is the recommended rate in mixtures of liquid UAN and or water – a combined liquid volume of 35 - 80L/Ha is ideal.

How it performs?

SACOA has conducted a number of independent small plot replicated and large scale demonstration trials in Western Australia and the Victorian Mallee with SE14 offering positive results on a range of soil types with both cereals and canola.

Application Hints

  • Use rate is 3-5L/Ha in a total liquid volume of 35-80L/Ha.
  • SE14 should be combined 1:1 with water first then added to the liquid UAN or other micronutrients
  • Ensure SE14 is placed within 2-3cm of the seed. 
  • SE14 in UAN mixtures have been evaluated extensively over the last four years in canola with no stand loss issues even when placed close to seed. In a number of trials - using SE14 and higher water volumes - up to a total liquid volume of 80L/Ha have reversed stand loss effects of UAN alone.
  • If concerned about potential UAN toxicity issues in canola do not exceed 50L/Ha of UAN and increase water volume in the total liquid volume. Using splitter boots to laterally separate seed from liquid stream will also reduce UAN toxicity risk.
  • Keep total liquid volumes high (at least 50L/Ha particularly on sandy soils).
  • SE14 has been tested for physical compatibility with liquid UAN and some commonly availably micronutrient products however physical compatibility should always be confirmed with a jar test prior to mixing larger volumes.