Dew Guard

Dew Guard, dew suppressant and canopy moisture inhibitor, is designed to control the formation and retention of moisture on turf from dew and frost. Dew Guard will also allow for faster turf canopy drying after irrigation, rainfall or frost.

Dew Guard will suppress dew formation on turf areas such as greens, tees, fairways and sport fields. Dew Guard is effective at very low rates of use. Apply Dew Guard as a foliar spray with boom, handheld or backpack sprayer, allow the treated area to dry completely before applying irrigation or when rainfall is expected. If Dew Guard is not allowed to thoroughly dry, applied irrigation or rainfall can remove Dew Guard from the leaf blade, decreasing efficacy. Dew Guard is most effective during colder seasons when turf growth and clipping removal are lowest.

Product Details

  • Reduces leaf moisture, reducing dew formation
  • Drying time is reduced after rainfall or irrigation
  • Reduced turf canopy moisture lessens disease incidence
  • Frost recovery times are reduced
  • Reduced clumping when mowing
  • Low rate effectiveness

Application Rates

Apply Dew Guard as a foliar spray to dry turf. Allow Dew Guard to dry thoroughly prior to watering. Watering in is not required. Apply 3 to 5 L/ha in 200 to 400 L of water. A minimum of 200 L of water per hectare per application is required. Repeat application at 7 to 14 day intervals or as necessary. Optimal application rates will be determined by the height of cut and foliage surface area.

Dew Guard PDFs

Download the following PDFs to learn about Dew Guard:
Product LiteratureProduct LabelSafety Sheet

Surfactants

Aqua-Aid offers an extensive range of surfactant products for the professional turf industry. These surfactants can be split up into two major categories, state-of-the-art 3-D surfactants and conventional surfactants. The 3-D surfactants are the most advanced surfactants in the market. These surfactants are backed up with various independent research and have field-proven results for numerous of years by the end users. 

The multi-branch regenerating technology is completely different to other technologies currently used in the professional turf market. The difference between the traditional linear co-polymer molecules is that they are much higher in molecular weight and have multiple interactive sites (6 or 8 sites), therefore each branch is a wetting agent by itself. This branching will increase the interaction between the surfactant and the soil, this will cause very consistent moisture levels within the treated surface. The combination of the higher molecule weight and branching will positively affect the biodegradation of the product. As one branch is removed via biodegradation, a new lower molecular weight surface active species is regenerated, this will continue to manage the water in the soil.

This technology is incorporated in all of our 3-D surfactants. This will reduce hydrophobic conditions on a sustainable basis.
Independent research has shown the surfactants are able to reduce water uses of over 30 % while keeping the turf quality at the same quality.

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