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Pendulum VS Dimension

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by DeSotoLawns.com, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. DeSotoLawns.com

    DeSotoLawns.com LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    I am looking for advice on pre-emergence, which do you guys recommend pendulum or dimension?
  2. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    I here dimension is good but thats just what I heard, I'm interested to see what everyone else thinks also.
  3. Greg Amann

    Greg Amann LawnSite Member
    Posts: 161

    I am in central Florida and we have a couple of different soil types. I found pendulum works fine on areas with high amounts of organic in the soil. It works very poorly on sandy soil.
    We have been using Dimension for the last 7 years since the majority of our applications are made to properties with a sandy soil type.
    We do split applications starting this month, and though I have read it is not a root pruner, after the second application, we see plenty of looping in thin areas of coverage on St. Augustine.
  4. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,116

    Both of these preemergents will prune roots, but Pendimethalin has shown in studies to be the worst of the two.

    I would not recommend using Pendimethalin unless you have a very healthy stand of turf.

    Dimension also provides some post control of crabgrass, while Pendimethalin does not. Of the two, Dimension is normally more costly.
  5. Tscape

    Tscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,373

    Everything that TU said with the caveat that Barricade is just as good as dimension.
  6. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,648

    I generally rotate between the two pre-emergents to limit the amount of root pruning. Last year We used Dimension this year pendimethelin. I haven't used Barricade yet but from my research into it is more effective than both Pendimethelin and dimension.
  7. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563

    we have reat success with barricade
  8. Lawnmasters

    Lawnmasters LawnSite Member
    Posts: 180

    Has anyone used Quali-Pro, (Prodiamine 65WDG) a generic version of Barricade? Seen an add in this months Grounds Maintenance Mag. Curious about the cost.
  9. brizine

    brizine LawnSite Member
    Posts: 140

    Quali-pro is good, same stuff just generic, and there was sustantial savings when I bought last year.
  10. Lawnmasters

    Lawnmasters LawnSite Member
    Posts: 180

    Thanks for the info on Quali-Pro, do you remember the cost per @. I am going to check into pricing on it tomorrow, just curious tonight if it's less than 45.00 per @

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