Piccolo 10 XC Plant Growth Regulator From Fine Americas Is Concentrated Quality Control
The latest paclobutrazol PGR from Fine Americas is 10 times stronger than its predecessor.
June 15, 2011
Fine Americas recently introduced Piccolo 10 XC, a super-concentrated formulation of the company's popular Piccolo plant growth regulator (PGR).
Like its predecessor, Piccolo 10 XC brings out the best in a broad range of ornamental bedding, flowering and foliage crops. In doing so, Piccolo 10 XC helps greenhouse growers produce the kind of compact, uniform plants desired by garden centers and consumers alike. But unlike previous paclobutrazol PGRs, new Piccolo 10 XC offers several unique benefits:
- A super-concentrated formulation. Piccolo 10 XC is 10 times stronger than standard 0.4 percent formulations of paclobutrazol, including Piccolo and Bonzi. One quart of Piccolo 10 XC equals 2.5 gallons of regular 0.4 percent paclobutrazol formulations.
- Easier handling and mixing. With Piccolo 10 XC, there's no need to shake the container to ensure uniform distribution of the active ingredient. That's because Piccolo 10 XC comes in a true solution - not a suspension like older formulations of paclobutrazol.
- Less waste, lower costs and a smaller carbon footprint. Piccolo 10 XC's super-concentrated formulation translates to fewer plastic containers, lower shipping and storage costs and a smaller carbon footprint.
Piccolo 10 XC can be applied as either a drench or a spray. Continued evaluation on other species is ongoing, so growers are urged to visit the Fine Americas website at Fine-Americas.com for label updates.
Kevin Forney is technical services manager for Fine Americas. He can be reached at email@example.com.