ORO-RZ adjuvant boosts the coverage and performance of soil-applied pre-emergent herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and nutrients. When mixed with pre-emergent herbicides, ORO-RZ creates a uniform herbicide “blanket” to provide improved weed control with fewer escapees. When used with fungicides and insecticides it improves soil hydraulic conductivity, even in hydroscopic soils, to move the pesticide solution into soil pore spaces improving contact with pests and diseases. With soil-applied fungicides this results in increasing contact with disease spores and allowing the fungicide to surround and protect seeds and roots. Nutrient uptake is boosted through better soil distribution and availability to more feeder roots.