Herbicide-resistant weeds already suffered a huge blow this past spring when Max Systems LLC introduced NanoRevolution 2.0, a new adjuvant based on nanotechnology. Now, Max Systems has taken weed control to an even higher level with the introduction of NanoRevolution 3.0. When tank mixed with the leading herbicides at a rate of two to six ounces per gallon (based on the type of chemical), NanoRevolution 3.0 can carry the accompanying herbicide into the plant in as little as 30 to 40 seconds, delivering a fatal dose to weeds in record time.
“The primary difference between NanoRevolution 2.0 and NanoRevolution 3.0 is the shape and size of the nano particles,” says Chris Schlegel, co-owner and business partner in Max Systems LLC. “Thanks to new, leading-edge chemistry, NanoRevolution 3.0 doesn’t require any carbon nanotubes to carry and transport various particles. As a result, the time it takes to carry an effective dose of herbicide particles into the plant is reduced, since the NanoRevolution 3.0 is off loading particles to the plant surface directly.
“NanoRevolution 3.0 is engineered to mix and dissolve with most old and new salt-base herbicide chemistry,” Schlegel adds. “It’s able to screen through the salt structure extremely efficient and carry the active components at much higher rates than even the NanoRevolution 2.0 and improve both the delivery and performance. As a result, university research has shown a performance improvement of approximately 20 percent on hard-to-kill weeds.”
Due to the small size of the nano particles — one nanometer is classified as one billionth of a meter in size, whereas the smallest cellular life form is around 200 nanometers in size — NanoRevolution 3.0 can immediately penetrate through the plant capillary surface membrane to where it carries active components throughout the plant’s circulatory mechanisms.
Yet, like its predecessor, it does not alter the existing chemistry of glyphosate, or any other herbicide it is used with, including 2,4-D. Nor does it heat up the chemistry, which can ultimately result in crop damage. It simply increases the penetration and translocation of the chemistry to the point the plant can’t help but take it up.
“Once the herbicide is fused with the NanoRevolution 3.0 micro-particles in a synergistic relationship, it’s able to translocate throughout the plant where it remains for as long as there is circulation of liquid amino acids, enzymes and nutrients,” adds Doug Stengel, the other co-owner and business partner in the company.
Like the previous NanoRevolution adjuvant NanoRevolution 3.0 is also safe to the plants, the environment and the applicator. Despite it unique formulation, it is made from 100 percent all-natural products; plus, it allows a producer to use the labeled amount of chemical, instead of having to increase the rate or use multiple applications. In effect, producers get a higher percentage of weed kill with less product, which is good for everyone.