Agriculture and Lawn Care
We offer additives based on high quality fumed silica for the agriculture and turf and ornamental markets.
We can help growers protect their investment by achieving better returns across seed, nutrition and crop protection inputs. Commercial farmers are focused on optimizing yield and value of their harvest while minimizing the cost of crop production inputs. Our fumed silica performs a critical function in ensuring the effective delivery of dry and liquid agricultural products to farmland.
Professional turf and ornamental customers in landscaping, sod management, golf course management and greenhouses also benefit from fumed silica additives.
Key benefits of fumed silica additives include:
- Enhancing seed germination rates and reducing spoilage during storage
- Providing free-flow and anti-caking properties in dry fertilizers
- Ensuring that active ingredients stay evenly suspended in liquid dispersions
CAB-O-SIL® fumed silica optimizes seed germination rates when incorporated into seed coatings. Hydrophilic and hydrophobic fumed silica can increase or decrease, respectively, the rate at which water penetrates the seed coating, thus optimizing germination rates and crop yield. It also reduces waste by protecting seed when stored in areas with high moisture or elevated humidity.
CAB-O-SIL® fumed silica provides powder free-flow and anti-caking properties when added to dry fertilizer. Hydrophilic fumed silica enables easy dispersion of powder-based fertilizer or crop production inputs in water, so that active ingredients are evenly applied over farmland.
CAB-O-SIL® fumed silica prevents settling and promotes long-term suspension of active ingredients in water- and oil-based dispersions. By promoting suspension and stabilizing emulsions, fumed silica enables the application of a consistent concentration of active ingredients to farmland.
Contact us to learn more about our performance additives for agriculture and lawn products.