Sumagic, a plant growth regulator (PGR) from Valent Professional Products, is now registered for use on tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, groundcherries, pepinos and tomatillos. California and New York are the only states in which Sumagic is not registered.
“Before Sumagic, transplant growers were forced to rely on environmental techniques and low levels of fertility to help maintain compact vegetable plugs,” says Jason Fausey, field market development specialist with Valent. “Sumagic allows growers greater flexibility in managing these plants for shipping, helping improve the overall flow of the operation.”
Sumagic contains the active ingredient uniconazole, and its recommended label rate for vegetable transplants is 2 to 10 ppm at a volume of 2 quarters per 100 square feet of the crop.
“Since conditions vary among greenhouses, and individuals may want different desired responses among various crops, it is important for growers to conduct small-scale trials within their own operation to find the ideal rates of Sumagic for their unique needs,” Fausey says.
For more information on Sumagic and other PGRs from Valent, click here.