Land O’Lakes has been granted a patent for multifunctional agricultural adjuvant compositions (“MAACs”) that include liquid components, solid agricultural particles, and surfactants. The composition can serve as a water conditioner, surfactant, oil concentrate, or drift reduction adjuvant, tailored based on specific components and quantities. GlobalData’s report on Land O’Lakes gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Land O'Lakes, Milk processing techniques was a key innovation area identified from patents. Land O'Lakes's grant share as of February 2024 was 54%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Agricultural adjuvant composition for crop protection

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Land O'Lakes Inc

The granted patent (Publication Number: US11910793B2) discloses a multifunctional agricultural adjuvant composition designed to enhance the effectiveness of agricultural applications. The composition includes liquid components with a high surfactant oil concentrate containing methylated seed oil, solid ammonium sulfate particles, and surfactants, with at least one being sodium lauryl ether sulfate. The composition is free of non-ionic surfactants and water, providing an oil dispersion for agricultural use.

Furthermore, the composition may include additional components such as petroleum oil, vegetable oil, or mineral oil, along with surfactants that can be ionic or amphoteric. It may also contain rheology modifiers, antifoams, structuring agents, soluble pesticides, or solid agricultural particles. Additionally, the composition can include water-sensitive components that are either in a dormant state for water-activated components or an active state for water-deactivated components. The multifunctional agricultural adjuvant composition serves as a water conditioner, drift reduction, deposition adjuvant, surfactant, high surfactant oil concentrate, or crop oil concentrate, catering to various agricultural needs efficiently.

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