crop care

who plants challenges to harvest solutions? we do.

Our focus is to grow more food on less land by increasing the efficacy, and lowering usage rate, of crop protection and seed treatment products.

crop protection

Ashland’s agriculture specialties business is working to improve both the delivery and the performance of agrochemicals for food and non-food crops, in pre-and post-harvest applications. We offer adjuvants, dispersants, wetting agents, and binders and can work with you on formulations and delivery applications to find solutions that support your needs.  Whether you want to improve adhesion, stabilization, suspension, dissolution, or dispersion of herbicides, insecticides or fungicides, Ashland can help tailor a solution.  Working with Ashland can lead to crop protection as well as higher yields.

seed treatment

Seed treatments include flowside suspensions and suspo-emulsions to reduce dust hazard, improve formulation stability, and increase adhesion. Ashland scientist can design solvent-based or microcapsule formulations as well as seed treatments with polymer film coatings that help yield higher value seeds. Our offering includes high performance agsolEx™ solvents, agrimer™ polymers and co-polymers, and agrimax™ cellulose ethers, and the use of these products is supported by technical expertise that can help you improve seed performance.

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  • agricultural adjuvants and inerts

    who increases yield with less actives?

    Ashland offers a range of high performing adjuvants and inerts that help formulators improve the performance of crop protection chemicals and seed treatments. Our products can be used in most every type of formulary, including emulsifiable concentrates, suspended concentrates, oil dispersion, soluble liquids and powders, water dispersible granules and seed coatings. They function as adjuvants, binders, rheology modifiers, film formers, complexing agents, wetting agents, dispersants, emulsifiers, among other applications.

    Our range of products includes Agrimer™ polymers based on pyrrolidone technology, AgsolEx™ 8 and AgsolEx™ 12 super wetters , cellulose ether polymers, and phosphate esters.


    Agriculture adjuvants and inerts products are listed below, use the filters to find the products that meet your specific needs.

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  • agricultural solvents

    who dissolves fast with less for more efficacy? we do

    Ashland’s Crop Care business offers several solvents, both water-soluble and water-insoluble products, with outstanding solvency for a broad range of actives, as well as a unique combination of solvency and surface activity. 

    agsolEx™ 1 N methyl 2 pyrrolidone NMP is used as a solvent for agricultural formulations and synthesis applications such as insecticides, fungicides and herbicides. 

    agsolEx™ BLO™ gamma butyrolactone water-soluble solvent, used as a pesticide carrier solvent that stabilizes urea in agricultural applications, reacts with free hydroxy or amino moieties and is best used in combination with water-insoluble solvents.

    agsolEx™ THF™ solvent is an inert, versatile solvent offering superior surface coating with high solvency power for agricultural applications. 


    Agriculture solvents products are listed below, use the filters to find the products that meet your specific needs.

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