Contact Xcel Product Details

Contact Xcel



A non-ionic surfactant which will improve the wetting, spreading and sticking of agricultural and horticultural sprays

  • Nonylphenol free

  • Maximises droplet retention and uptake

  • Increased deposition on hard to wet plants

  • Cost effective

Active Ingredient:


Pack Size:


980g/L linear alcohol ethoxylate
1L, 20L and 200L

Contact™Xcel is especially formulated for use as an additive to agricultural and horticultural sprays. It reduces the surface tension of spray droplets, causing them to spread out evenly over sprayed surfaces upon impact. This provides an increase in the number of droplets retained by the target which then merge to form a continuous film, allowing maximum sites for chemical action or uptake. The spray will better penetrate waxy water repellent cuticles of insects, fungous lesions, disease infection sites and enhance coverage of, and adherence to, waxy and hairy leaf surfaces. The use of Contact Xcel is of particular value when spraying under hardened growth conditions such as during very dry weather or where vegetation is dust covered.

Directions for use:

For use with fungicides, insecticides and plant growth regulators


Use 25ml per 100 litres of water unless otherwise specified on the product label. On hard-to-wet crops such as brassicas or onions the rate should be increased to 50 -70ml per 100 litres of water.

For use with herbicides


Use 25ml per 100 litres of water unless otherwise specified on the product label. On hard-to-wet crops such as brassicas or onions the rate should be increased to 50 -70ml per 100 litres of water.

Mixing:


To minimise foaming in the spray tank always add Contact Xcel when the tank is three quarters full, then keep the filling hose close to the water surface whilst topping up with the remaining water. To ensure complete mixing, circulate thoroughly before commencing spraying.

Warning: Do not use Contact Xcel on fruit crops, or any ornamental crop including those grown for cut flowers, foliage and nursery plants.Use an alternative adjuvant on these crops that has a proven history of crop safety.

Further Information


See the Product Information section for the product label or call 0800 NUFARM (683 276)