The Use of Rhamnolipids In Agriculture
Rhamnolipids have several applications in agriculture. Since they are a natural, “green” and organic product they can meet the standards for natural organic foods and plant products. Rhamnolipid can take over many of the uses of artificial and toxic petrochemicals in agriculture, food processing, and food storage. Rhamnolipid functions as emulsifiers, surfactants, wetting agents, and anti-spore agents in a number of agricultural applications.
As a surfactant, rhamnolipid is an important chemical ingredient in agricultural formulations as there is a shift to “natural” and “green” culture practices and certifications. Nearly all pesticides, foliar sprays, liquid fertilizers, and fruit preservative coatings use a surfactant. As a surfactant, rhamnolipid will emulsify the ingredients to help with uniform distribution, preserve shelf life, act as a wetting agent to ensure complete and even coating of the target surface, act as a foaming agent to control drifting of the sprays during application, transport nutrients to the roots, help with absorption of foliage sprays and/or help with cleaning surfaces. To purchase a biosurfactant sample-click here Biosurfactant Sample