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What is your favorite preemergent herbicide?

Discussion in 'Lebanon Turf' started by Ray@LebanonTurf, Feb 24, 2005.


What is your favorite preemergent?

  1. Team or Team Pro

  2. Dimenson

  3. Pendimethalin

    0 vote(s)
  4. Barricade

  5. Ronstar

  1. Ray@LebanonTurf

    Ray@LebanonTurf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    Do you have a clear favorite preemergent chemistry or do you buy based on price? What products have performed well and which ones have let you down? What is your preemeergent strategy, single application, split applications. Do you prefer liquid or granular applications?

    Please qualify your answer(s) by letting us know if you are managing warm season, cool season, or turf type tall fescue in the transition zone.
  2. LonniesLawns

    LonniesLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from KS
    Messages: 317

    If Ronstar had a residential label -- i would be one happy man!
  3. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    Ronstar is the silver bullet for newly installed sod here in the South.

    Does anyone have any idea why it has not been labeled for residential use?
  4. Shawn Burns

    Shawn Burns LawnSite Member
    from N.C.
    Messages: 181

    I have used Dimension in the past, and it worked great on crabgrass, but i sprayed dandilions all summer.
    I have also used team pro, worked pretty good, but didn't have a long residual.
    I now use (and have been using for 4 years) Barricade and love it! I did find that the single app. for this area (central N.C.) does not last quite long enough, letting the crabgrass creep in by the middle of Aug..Now i follow my first app. of Barricade with a second app. of team which keeps the crab out for the whole season.
  5. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,386

    I used dimension in the past but switched to barricade this year, too many break throughs last year with the single app of dimension
  6. SOMM

    SOMM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    Thats the same thing we noticed with dimension in '02, phil and shawn.

    Barricade's given us the best crabgrass AND broadleaf suppression for early to mid Spring, on our triple fescue lawns and burmuda grass lawns.

    We like Lebanon's MESA 16-4-8 with 0.43% Barricade.
    We don't surge-growth with MESA.

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