Amines vs. Esters

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by GreenUtah, May 14, 2005.

  1. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
    Messages: 866

    Your thoughts on amines vs. esters in blended broadleaf products. Why, where and how you want to use one over the other?
  2. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,160

    Ester for cold weather. Can't legally use as of may 1 here.
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Where are you ?
  4. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    pretty much right esters are heavier more efficent in spring like conditions will burn more in hottter temps. Amines water based use in warm temps not as efficent in cold or rain .
  5. rshofcols

    rshofcols LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 86

    aunt ester was a ***** so we never used her but uncle amine was pretty cool so we let him fertilize.
  6. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,160

    Let me clarify that. You can't legally use Ester's here starting May 1 & throughout the summmer or when daily temp's are expected to reach eighty degrees or more.

    Runner-Pacific Northwest

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