Pbo8/Methylated crop oil

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Pbo8/Methylated crop oil

Postby Chocolate Cow » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:18 am

Can methylated crop oil be substituted for Pbo8 when mixing fly spray for cattle? Am I comparing apples to oranges?
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Re: Pbo8/Methylated crop oil

Postby Lucky_P » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:47 am

I'll bite.
I know apples/oranges, but I am totally unfamiliar with either of the other two. Care to enlighten?
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Re: Pbo8/Methylated crop oil

Postby True Grit Farms » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:26 am

I use PBO8 as a carrier for my homemade pour on fly sprays. PBO8 is also used in Ultra Boss and Ultra Saber as a carrier. You can copy the Boss and Sabre ingredients and mix it yourself for a 1/3 of what it cost at Jeffers.
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Re: Pbo8/Methylated crop oil

Postby Chocolate Cow » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:50 am

Lucky, Pbo8 is Piperonyl Butoxide. It's a synergist for pyrethrins or synthetic pyrethroids. Methylated crop (seed) oil is a synergist for crop chemicals used to enhance the effectiveness of the chemical against targeted weeds. I am asking about the use of methylated crop oil as a substitute for the Pbo8 due to availability and cost. Pbo8 is approximately $25 a pint. Methylated crop oil is $25 for 2.5 gallons and is vegetable based. Methylated crop oil is applied at the rate of 1 pint to the acre so the usage between it and Pbo8 may not be much different.
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Re: Pbo8/Methylated crop oil

Postby Lucky_P » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:34 am

Ah. thanks.
Piperonyl butoxide I was familiar with... the Pbo8 moniker was not.
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