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Which 2,4-d?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lilmarvin4064, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. lilmarvin4064

    lilmarvin4064 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 757

    This may be a stupid question or maybe a really smarta$$ one, but does anyone know the difference between these (properites, effectiveness, uptake, speed, stability, etc.)

    ethylhexyl ester of 2,4-d
    isooctyl ester of 2,4-d

    dimethylamine salt of 2,4-d
    triisopropanolamine salt of 2,4-d

  2. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    The esters work better at colder temp. The esters are more volitile at higher ambient temps. I don't know the finer chemical differences between these products.
  3. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    Not stupide questions at all Marvin.

    dimethylamine salt of 2,4-d is the "old school" way of making 2,4-d.

    triisopropanolamine salt of 2,4-d is the "new school" way which you'll also hear called "TIPA-D" by those in the know.

    TIPA-D is a lower odor formulation when all is said & done. There are other types of 2,4-d finding their way into your end use products. Some better than others.

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