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Best preemergent

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by haptoski, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. haptoski

    haptoski LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Just took on large 290 acre HOA that is bordered by weed fields. I have never needed to include a preemergent in the past.

    Looking for recomendations for tank mix with roundup for gravel walks and tank mix with 2-4d for turf.

    Surflan or PREM from Lesco?
  2. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
    Messages: 866

    I'd guess for that size of area, cost will be your driving factor. duration of control/effectiveness will have more to do with when and at what rate you apply more so that anything else, so find out what your best price is, apply to your label target and you'll be fine.
  3. MIDWEST25

    MIDWEST25 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    best pre-m???? contradiction of term.Go cheap since none hold
  4. kcchiefs58

    kcchiefs58 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    I have used many pre emergents and found barricade works the best...however and new spin off of barricade called calvalcade works just like barricade and is almost as cheap as pre m. I have found also not to go the low rates on pre emergents cause that doesn't work and in the long run ends up costing more $$$
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Oryzalin is a good bet. You can mix it to get however long of control you want or need. This is the same a.i. found in Surflan.
  6. Neal Wolbert

    Neal Wolbert LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    We spot treat with Roundup and apply Barricade/Gallery over the top in beds and all 3 together in bareground areas and are very pleased with the results. Expect about 4 months control on broadleaves and longer on grasses. Neal
  7. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    Barricade is used here also with good results
  8. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    Neal had the best answer , Gallery and Barricade .
    The more different kinds you apply , the more control.

    Gallery with one or more of the following
    Can't think of any other liquid kinds
  9. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,654

    I've had good luck with Snapshot, however have heard that a late fall application of Casoron does better at controlling early spring weeds. At this time of the year I need to think about something that will control the weeds in early spring. You know how it is... Many clients don't wake up in spring until after the weeds have already sprouted.

    Kcchiefs58, you're in Woods Cross? Well what do ya know... I used to work and fly out at Skypark Airport.
  10. rob1325

    rob1325 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    I really starting to think this way. I tried many different brands and bought different rates. They all seem to work the same. Dimension 1.5 worked best for me, but not worth the extra price IMO. I may just go cheap next year and just spot spray crabgrass.

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