The In-Crop pH Reducer and Water Softner

What Is It?

  • SopHtner95 is a soil and water pH conditioner.
  • It controls algae and buffers the tank mix spraying solution.
  • SopHtner95 is formulated using naturally-occurring organic acids and represents an environmentally sound management tool for lowering alkaline soil conditions.
  • It is also safer for in-crop use where acidic conditions are required for better efficacy.
  • SopHtner95 acts as a weak chelator improving the efficiency of uptake through the leaves.
  • The product is available in 10L jugs, 450L and 1000L IBC’s.

When & Why Use It?

  • Hard water often has high pH due to the level of carbonate it contains.
  • The continuous application of high pH water tends to increase the pH of the soil.
  • Also, many herbicides and fungicides require an acidic solution for better efficacy.
  • By adding SopHtner95, hardness of the water can be lowered, which reduces the possibility of soil pH raise.
  • SopHtner95 is a pH reducer designed for soil and water applications, where the pH needs to be lowered into a more acidic range.
  • Non-Exhaustive List of herbicides often affected in the efficacy of water hardness: 2,4D Amine, Amitrole, Atrazine, Bentazone, Clethodin, Dicamba, Endothal, Fluazifop, Glufosinate Ammonium, Glyphosate, Imazamox, Imazapyr, Imazethapyr, MCPA Amine, Metsulfuron-Methyl, Paraquat, Picloram, Quizalofop, Sethoxydim and Trakoxydim.

What To Expect?

  • SopHtner95 reduces the pH of the water and conditions the soil for turf, trees and ornamentals and greenhouse soil mixes.
  • The product is safer for use in-crop and to the users more than other pH reducers such as sulfuric acid and ammonium sulfate.
  • When adding SopHtner95 to a mixture containing micronutrients, part of these elements can be chelated and made more available to the crop.

Application Guidelines

Warm & Cool Season Turf:

  • Apply at 60 - 180 ml in a minimum of 2 US gal water per 1,000 sq. ft (60 - 180 ml per 100 sq meter)
  • SopHtner should be applied monthly. The ideal pH range is 6.0 - 6.5.

Trees & Ornamentals:

  • Soil Drench: 1L per 100 US gal of tank mix (250 ml per 100 L water)
  • Repeat the application every 30 days or as needed. The ideal pH range 5.0 - 6.5.

Greenhouse Growing Media:

  • Mix 120 - 180 ml per 1 US gal of water (120 - 180 ml per 4 L water)
  • If pH is not sufficiently lowered, continue to adjust pH over several waterings at a rate of 60 - 120 ml per US gal of water.

Hand Watering:

  • Mix ½ - ¾ teaspoon per US gal of water
  • Saturate soil with solution

All Field Crops:

  • Apply 100ml per 10 US gal spray volume
Map of water hardness in Canada, showing the hardest water through most of Alberta, Saskatchewan, southern Manitoba and the Greater Toronto Area to Montreal corridor