.38 Barricade vs .43 Barricade

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by americanlawn, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
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    Does a .43 "load" last longer than a .38 "load" ???
    Foxtail & crabgrass are more common here than normal. Coldest April on record >> then 2nd hottest May on record. 4 months (possibly more) of temps in the 80's and 90's...…….very unusual for central Iowa.
    Is .43 "longer-lasting"?
    Thanks in advance
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    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
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    it just depends on the rate you are putting it down at. You should know the answer to this Q larry
  3. walkinonwater27

    walkinonwater27 LawnSite Senior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 360

    i would say the larger number would give you better control if applied at the same rate but they should both fade at the same time.
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  4. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 6,052

    each the same at 4 lbs/K 19-0-6. 0.38 or 0.43 Barricade.
  5. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
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    This is what salesmen "say", but.....
  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
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    I don't think anybody here knows. And I don't trust "salesmen". I want scientific proof. Anybody? Prill size too? Anybody?
  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    My opinion is that you need to apply about .65 pound per acre as a minimum(active ingredient). It will decompose gradually. The higher the level when you start--the longer an effective dose will remain in the soil.

    There are slight variations due to soil temperature, sandy soil, and heavy rain.
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  8. Skipster

    Skipster LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I don't know if this has been answered here, so I'll put in my 2 cents.

    Of course, the product rate matters. Since you said both products were spread at 4#/M, the 0.38 load product gave you 0.66# ai/A and the 0.43 product gave you 0.75# ai/A. On the Barricade label, it says that the 0.66# ai rate should give you about 5 months of crabgrass control, while the 0.75# rate should give you about 6 months control. Of course, this can be affected by a bunch of factors. But, the bottom line is that the higher rate usually (not always, but usually) lasts longer than a lower rate (when it comes to PREs).

    If you're getting breakthrough, I might look for similarities in the areas where weeds are breaking through (turf density, soil condition, trees, shade, etc). Maybe it's a good time to think about split or sequential apps for next year. If you put all of your PRE out there and tough weather hits, all of your PRE has a chance to be affected. But, if you split the app, only half of your PRE app can be affected.
  9. Marine03112

    Marine03112 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Larry I put .43 down this year. I am getting breakthrough now. I did spray a few yards with liquid prodiamine. They lasted longer and had better control on the edges. So next season going to run mostly liquid prodiamine. I did also sprayed it at .25 a thousand.
  10. T1UP

    T1UP LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    I personally would put down two apps at 0.75# a.i. 4-6 weeks apart. That would give you approximately 6-7 months control. So, let's do the math.

    0.75#a.i. divided by 0.38 a.i. = 1.97# product/1000sq.ft.
    0.75#a.i. divided by 0.43 a.i. = 1.74# product/1000sq.ft.

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