May 20, 2017 - 10:01 AM
Gulfstream is a "spray adjuvant". It is not a pesticide and does not kill insects. It is mixed with pesticides applied to plants or grasses and helps those pesticides to perform better. It does this by acting as a "spreader" and a "buffering agent". Basically it makes water wetter and helps to the pesticide to spread across the plant surface. Think of it like this - water sprayed onto wax paper. Since most plant leaves are waxy. If you spray water on wax paper it will bead up and drain off. It will not stay on the wax paper. Most pesticides mixed with water do the same thing. They simply won't adhere to the plant surface. But if you add Gulfstream to the pesticide - water mix, it will evenly spread across the plant leaf, not bead up and will stay put until it dries. Gulfstream also acts to buffer the water by sadjusting the water PH. This helps to lower the water alkalinity to a more neutral level, thereby enhancing the lifespan of the pesticide and making it more effective. Gulfstream has no toxicity to insects and cannot be used by itself. Hope this helps.