Best pre m ????

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lawnbridge, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. lawnbridge

    lawnbridge LawnSite Member
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    In you opinion, for the money and results, which pre m is the best for bermuda? I have used barricade, dimension, and pendemethlin. All have worked alright, but kinda wanting to get some input from you guys. Live in central texas, predominatley bermuda some st. Aug.
     
  2. KES

    KES LawnSite Member
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    I live and work in AL and the only yards I treat are bermuda and zoysia. I have used both Barricade and Pendemethlin. I know that there are guys on here that will jump up and down at what I am going to say, but I will say it and explain why.

    To me barricade is good but not any better than pendemethlin. I use Aqua cap which is non-staining pendemethlin and have never had trouble with it breaking down to early. I have yards that butt up to mine that the competition sprays with barricade and my yards look better. The reason I believe this is because of the way you put it out.

    The competition around here goes after every big yard and tries to cut prices to make a dollar. So they have to spray faster and cut corners because they can not make money. If you put the chemical out at the correct rate, correct spacing, and correct speed. The product works every time. We have had a lot of rain this season in AL and most of my yards that got all of the treatments this year on time have 3-5 clumps of crabgrass in them. The competition who runs and guns have a major weed problems.

    When I used barricade I had the same results as pendemethlin. So it is my opinion that it is not worth the extra expense. Hope this helps you out.
     
  3. lawnbridge

    lawnbridge LawnSite Member
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    That is what I have been experiencing. I just cant justify spending so much more for the others
     
  4. VARMIT COMMISSION

    VARMIT COMMISSION LawnSite Senior Member
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    I also use Aqua-Cap and have always wanted to try Barricade. But--- Pendi always produces desirable results . It has never let me down. If its not broke I'm not going to try to fix it. I will admit I tried Dimension on one lawn last year and it was the same results as Pendi. I could see no difference. My lawns are all bermuda. The reason I tried it was to see if it outlasted Pendi, it did not! But--- it sure the heck wasn't .27/1000 like Pendi Aqua-cap.
     
  5. lawnbridge

    lawnbridge LawnSite Member
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    So Varmit, at what rate are you using pendi?
     
  6. VARMIT COMMISSION

    VARMIT COMMISSION LawnSite Senior Member
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    split app's
    1 quart/acre round 1
    1 quart/acre round 2
    $120.00 per 2 1/2 gallon jug.
    That puts it at $12.00/acre or .27/1000
     
  7. VARMIT COMMISSION

    VARMIT COMMISSION LawnSite Senior Member
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    So lawnbridge, what rate are you using?
     
  8. lawnbridge

    lawnbridge LawnSite Member
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    using 40 oz. per acre
     
  9. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
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    1. Barricade can be put down in 1 app and MUCH earlier as it lasts longer than the other 2.
    2. Dimension can last as long as Pendi...but usually not. Used mostly for early POST control.
     
  10. KES

    KES LawnSite Member
    Posts: 95

    ?????
    You are joking right?
     

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