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Pre-M vrs Barricade

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by xtremelawn, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. xtremelawn

    xtremelawn LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Posts: 109

    Can anyone tell me the Pro's and Con's of these two products.

  2. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,746

    I believe this question has been asked before...
    Google the labels for 100% understanding.

    Pre-M (Pendimethalin)
    Longer list of controlled grassy weeds, broadleaves
    Better applied in split applications for seasonal control
    Stains you, concrete, poreous surfaces,constant agitation
    More cleaning of equipment
    More product per acre

    Barricade (Prodiamine)
    Short list of weeds controlled, grassy weeds
    Longer duration of control
    Less messy--less stain
    Less to clean from equipment
    Less product per acre
  3. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,988

    Think Green pretty well summed it up. For my $.02, I hate pendi, nasty rotten stuff, stains everything, people don't like the smell, and it doesn't last that long. I would go Barricade any day.
  4. jose85

    jose85 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 214

    the problem is that it cost way more lol
  5. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,988

    Not that expensive at all. I think, not for what you get.

    I pay about $20/lb for prodiamine (Barricade). If you do split apps, you get season long control at 1lb/acre. That's $0.46/k. Not too bad at all, if you're doing small 5k lawns like me.
  6. jose85

    jose85 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 214

    hhhmmm will i'm guessing its cheaper getting powder then gals
  7. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,988

    Yes, it is. It is also cheaper using a generic. I have used Stonewall, and Cavalcade, both prodiamine, both seemed to work as well as Barricade.

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