If you’re looking to prevent and control crabgrass, prodiamine herbicide is the best option. Prodiamine 65WDG by Quali-Pro is generic Barricade and is one of the most cost-efficient pre-emergent herbicides on the market.
When applied at maximum rates, prodiamine can provide season-long coverage. Depending on climate and region, Prodiamine 65WDG can last up to 8 months efficacy in the soil. The application rates are dependent on grass type and low/max rates.
WDG stands for Wettable Dispersible Granules. Important: Prodiamine 65WDG is measured by weight, not volume. So when measuring mix rates, be sure to use a digital scale.
To activate, Prodiamine 65WDG need to be watered-in within 14 days of application. With proper mix rates and when applied as directed, prodiamine creates a vapor barrier in the soil. This pre-emergent barrier is a root pruner/clubber, which prevents grassy weeds and broadleaf weeds from germinating.
For best result, use split applications. Prodiamine will lose efficacy in exposed sunlight (photodegradation). For cool season grasses, apply low rates of prodiamine pre-emergent herbicide in early spring before soil temperatures reach 55 degrees, and a second application 2-3 months after. Be sure to use our prodiamine calculator above to ensure you don’t exceed the maximum annual amounts.
While prodiamine isn’t as effective as dimension(dithiopyr) in controlling broadleaf weeds, it’s a more effective option for crabgrass control.
Prodiamine, particularly the Quali-Pro 65WDG, is much more affordable than dimension. This 5 lbs. container covers between 9,000 – 44,000 sq. ft. (depending on grass type and application rates). $0.88 cents per ounce which equates to just $0.17 – $0.73 per 1,000 sq. ft.
For smaller lawns, this 5 oz. product from Yard Mastery is just $20, and will cover an area between 6,000 – 9,000 sq. ft.
Prodiamine 65WDG FAQs
Depending on your application rates, you will need to wait at least 4 months before seeding or overseeding after applying Prodiamine.
After seeding/overseeding, you need to wait 60 after germination, or after your second mowing of new turf (whichever is longer) before applying Prodiamine.
Start with a clean tank and fill with water to 1/4 of the desired amount. Add recommended amount of Prodiamine 65WDG to the tank and agitate. Ensure the granules are dissolved. Fill the tank with the rest of the water and agitate to ensure that the herbicide is fully dissolved and suspended in the tank.
The mix ratio for Prodiamine 65WDG is dependent on grass type and length of efficacy desired. The lowest rates listed on the Prodiamine label for some grasses is 0.185 oz. per 1,000 sq. ft. while other grass types can handle up to 0.83 oz. per 1,000 sq. ft. per application. The maximum annual rates are also contingent on grass types: between 0.5 – 2.3 lbs. per acre. Refer to the Prodiamine 65WDG label for the exact amounts.
Apply Prodiamine 65WDG in a backpack sprayer, handheld sprayer or tank mix. Use at least 0.5 gallons of water per 1,000 sq. ft. and spray evenly across the turf. Prodimaine needs to be watered in with at least 1/2″ of irrigation or rainfall within 14 days of application.