Favorite Pre-emergent

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by speedster, Mar 3, 2011.


Whats your pre-emergent of choice?

  1. Barricade [prodiamine]

    29 vote(s)
  2. Dimension [dithiopyr]

    24 vote(s)
  3. Halts [pendimethalin]

    4 vote(s)
  4. Surflan [oryzalin]

    0 vote(s)
  5. Betasan [bensulide]

    0 vote(s)
  6. Amaze, Balan [benefin]

    0 vote(s)
  7. Tupersan [siduron]

    0 vote(s)
  1. speedster

    speedster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 220

    In terms of granular products what is your pre-emergent of choice? This is based on overall performance and quality. I know that tupersan is the method of choice if you are also seeding however I've read that it is short-lived. I've heard good things about both dimension and barricade and that they both lasted 3-6 months. The other methods products I haven't heard much about. Comments?

    BTW, I pulled this list from a google search on pre-emergents so if it looks familiar to you it's because I found it on the internet somewhere.
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2011
  2. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,719

    I think it depends on what you are using it for to determine your "favorite"
  3. speedster

    speedster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 220

    I guess it's too late to edit the title as I don't see the option, but I should've mentioned that I was referring to controlling crabgrass specifically.
  4. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,719

    Most of the "experts" in my area still say that Dimension is the best for crab, but I prefer the Barricade because of the lenght of control and I have had good luck with it.
  5. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    Used Barricade last year for the first time.
    I was very impressed and will be applying here again in a few weeks.:drinkup:
  6. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 500

    There is nothing better on broadleaf than gallery. You can spray it over the top of o lot of different plants for beds.
  7. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    I prefer barricade for is very precise length of control...label says 3 months rather than 2-4 months...maybe market hype, but I follow labels.
  8. EquityGreen

    EquityGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 399

    I used evade last yr, prodiamine. It was also 200 sgn so the smaller particles really helped especially along the edges. I was every impressed with the control, it was amazing. I cut my post crab control costs by 80% plus last year. Id recommend is to anyone
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