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Afternoon all

Applied Barricade a couple of weeks ago before the winter weed seeds germinate, will be interesting to see how effective this will be. Will report as the weather cools here.

Cheers
wce

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Hi wce

I will be doing some wintergrass pre emergent tomorrow afternoon

I looked at barricade, but seeing the RRP for 1L caused a nervous eye twitch haha

Though at the 40 or 60ml per 100sqm or whatever they recommend, the litre would last years

I took the cheapskate alternative (what else is new haha) and got a couple packets of David Grays winter grass killer on clearance from bunnings

Will also report back on that


Did you get much of a downpour today?

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Hi Tyler

Yes, I thought the same when I looked at the price but when I did my calculations it's a 25 - 30 year supply depending on applications per year so could justify the purchase ................................... if it works !
I think in this day and age you do get what you pay for but time will be the judge of this experiment. Good idea to get yours on asap as I was well advised that the dropping of overnight temperatures is what starts the winter weeds seed germination and unless it is applied prior to germination it will have no effect, like wise, it has no effect on any weeds currently growing.
As for cheapskates, If it were an Olympic event I would be off to Japan to get my tenth consecutive gold medal, I love a bargain !
Had a really good downpour late morning, I think the big fella let 5 tears go for every poor bugger in India and other parts who are copping a pasting at present.
Look forward to publishing the results of our pre emergents.

Cheers
wce

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Hi Wce

I agree, its a good move with that longevity; the only thing is I would stuff it up and knock the bottle over or something silly like that.

Opened the shed up to put the 2 little boxes of wintergrass. Open the door and ... christ whats that smell!

Look down at my foot and about 6 inchs from it is a bloody big dead rat!

Bought a big box of ratsak packets for $5 (open box - only 1 missing) a month ago. Hadn't got around to putting any out... worked anyway.

I can't resist a bargain either

Got a decent bit of rain starting 3pm, mostly around 4pm, but could definitely see the clouds pelting down your way a long time before that

My main problem is ants in the lawn (especially around the edges) and damn chilli thrip has knocked out the roses severely. I am reminded every day

I might just start a new thread regarding that thrip research as its a big problem over here as you might know

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Hi Tyler

I was very careful when measuring out the Barricade, picking up, and putting down bottle, it was like handling a new born for the first time.

At least the rat didn't crawl into a hidy-hole and cause you months of grief.

Only have 6 roses and they are pretty average, that's a great bit of research on the thrips, I'll keep an eye on them. 2 of them have reduced in size greatly and now are dwarf like.

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Hi Tyler,

I went to get some barricade recently (perhaps it was another alternative in a 500ml bottle) but it was out of stock everywhere. So I used Oxafert - covers about 100m2 and is a pre emergent and fertiliser. Used it last season and it was quite effective, so happily used it again. I will reapply in another 4-5 weeks. Only $30, so cheaper up front, but not over the long run.

Cheers,

John

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[quote=wce]Afternoon all

Applied Barricade a couple of weeks ago before the winter weed seeds germinate, will be interesting to see how effective this will be. Will report as the weather cools here.

Cheers
wce[/quote]

Prodiamine is an excellent pre emergent product. A few years ago I was lucky enough to get some into AU from the USA and it was the 65WDG - 65% active ingredient and it was about $150 for 5lb. I reckon I've got 20 years of pre emergent control, even after sharing to a few friends and family.. My application rate is 8g per 100m and I have not seen a whisper of winter grass in my couch for years. Yearly maximum is 1oz or 30g, so I split it into 4 x 8g applications ie: quarterly.

Doing the maths for Barricade at 48% concentration - you should only need 65/48 * 8g(ml) = 11ml per 100m - so I'm curious as to what the label recommends..

Waters in with half an inch of water and enjoy the clean lawn!

Cheers,
TC.

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Good morning all

Very happy with the results to date, have only found a couple of small bits of clover in the front lawn and no sign of winter grass as yet.

Cheers
wce

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Morning everyone, just remembered I promised an update as well on the David Grays Product

Works a treat on the Winter Grass (not a spec of the few sprouts remain on the good lawn) and the spot sprays on the huge verge also knocked it out down there.

No effect on clover or nut grass. Will try the Buffalo Pro now its been a couple weeks since the last granular fertilise (311 baileys slow release to get it over the worst of winter) and a week since the mow.

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I reckon the old Prodiamine products work OK.....

The battle with my neighbour this time of year. Sure, I get a few sprouts here and there but this picture alone is why I bought the product.

Cheers,
TC.

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