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Improves the consistency of spraying operations.
Farmers encounter very few perfect spraying
days and are often forced to spray in less than ideal conditions.
Codacide helps deal with these less
than ideal conditions
whether it be the quality of water used, too hot, too dry, too wet or too
Codacide thereby improves the consistency of spraying
assisting farmers to achieve more
ideal spraying application, more of the time.
Codacide assists improve consistency of results,
thereby reducing the need for re-application and helping limit incidence of resistance.
The extension in efficacy realized by Codacide when used as the primary carrier for herbicides,
insecticides, fungicides and biologicals is due to this improved presentation, utilization and greater
performance consistency achieved in spraying operations, due to reducing the negative impact of
non ideal spraying conditions that farmers are often forced to endure.
Codacide Oil is Safe for the Crop, the Consumer and the Environment:
Codacide Oil is inert, food grade, has organic status, is certified by the UK Soil Association (Soil
Assocation, 2011) and is a registered approved input of the Guild of Conservation Grade Producers
in the UK (GCGD, 2010) and is classified as a white safe product by MPS for all European markets
(MPS 2011).
Codacide Oil has an excellent toxicology and eco-toxicology profile (refer Codacide eco-
tox dossier) and due to its completely safe Risk Profile is REACH exempt and fully compliant for all EU
Codacide Oil has been registered in 20 countries (10 European), and used on millions of
hectares worldwide on most crops at most growth stages (refer Section VIII.).
Codacide in the UK for
example, is the only organic registered adjuvant approved for all uses including aquatic ecosystems.
Table 1:
Summary of Codacide Oil Country Registrations
New Zealand
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
De Courcy Williams
et al
(2000) attested to the inert nature of Codacide Oil when comparing the
potential of 14 adjuvants in promoting the virulence of the entomopathogenic fungus
in the control of the peach potato aphid
Myzus persicae
Control mortalities of individual
adjuvants without
V. Lecanii
were conducted, and whilst all adjuvants tested (with the exception of
SAS 90) showed low aphid mortality controls (up to 10% by day 3 and 10-30% by day 7), only
Codacide Oil (2.5 l/ha) showed zero mortality by day 7.
The UK’s DEFRA (2006
a.) similarly attested
to Codacide
inert nature, with Codacide Oil applied alone (2.5 l/ha) having no significant affect in
itself on mortality of
Myzus persicae, Nasonovia ribisnigri and Brevicoryne brassicae
aphids (mean
26.7 verses 23.3 in untreated control) in lettuce and Brassica crops (DEFRA, 2006 a.).
Codacide in itself has no adverse affects to non target organizisms.
At the
Horticulture and Food
Research Institute of New Zealand,
Goodwin and McBrydie (2000) determined the effect of 11
surfactants and adjuvants on Honey bee survival using laboratory bioassays and found that Codacide
Oil had no significant adverse affect on their survival in contrast to surfactants Citowett, Pulse, Boost
and Ethokem, which were toxic to Honey bees when applied topically to anoxiated bees.