Anyone ever sprayed Aquacap?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ArchiesLawns, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. ArchiesLawns

    ArchiesLawns LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 124

    Has anyone ever sprayed Aquacap? If so, what kind of results did you get? Compared to Prem and Barricade (liqyuids only) how would you rate it?

    Any information would be helpful.

    Thanks
     
  2. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,457

    It's subjective , no way of knowing .

    It's best to mix 2 or more , better control.
     
  3. greenerpastures

    greenerpastures LawnSite Member
    Posts: 160

    Aquacap is water-based capsulated pendamethalin. Less stink and stain, more stable. BASF has been working on it for 10 years. check out their data on their website. Most research still gives pendamethalin the edge over barricade or dimension.
     
  4. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,457

    Greenpastures
    Where is the link for the info you've mentioned ?
     
  5. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563

    I have always liked pendemethelum the best, but nevr liked the staining aspect of it.

    it's a good idea.

    pendemeth is one of the only prem's labled for nutsedge. Big plus here
     
  6. greenerpastures

    greenerpastures LawnSite Member
    Posts: 160

    www.turffacts.com/lawn products pendulumAC.asp

    Pendamethalin has been on the market for decades on the ag side. Sold as "Prowl". It was the first alternative to trifluralin (Treflan). Treflan had the reputation of pretty severe root pruning. Pendamethalin also claimed no need for incorporation as did Treflan--- this opened up new application techniques. Prowl's problem originally was its low flashpoint. Spray the stuff all day and your head would spin. BASF "calmed down" the formulation to make it more stable over the years while constantly working on a water-based formulation. From what I have read, the water-based aquacap restores some of the potency or effectiveness and removes the staining and strong odor. We used to do some early pendamethalin trials back in the 70's for American Cyanimid (original formulator) on our farm. We stained alot of equipment yellow.
     

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