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April 26, 2016

Fine Americas Offers A Digital Resource For Plant Growth Regulator Questions

The blog section of Fine America’s website is updated regularly, with input from both technical managers and independent researchers

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April 25, 2016

Plant Growth Regulator Use Can Affect Biological Pest Control

The use of plant growth regulators may negatively influence the outcome of biological control programs, according to researchers at North Carolina State University.

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Suzanne Wainwright-Evans

February 8, 2016

Register Now For Biocontrols USA 2016 Workshop

Biocontrol is becoming a mainstream part of growing plants commercially. Every good program starts with quality products and a good supply chain. Register now to join us from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on March 4, following the conclusion of the education program at the Biocontrols USA 2016 Conference & Expo in Monterey, CA for a special event that will help you improve your biocontrols program. In this informative, real-world workshop led by biocontrols expert Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, owner of Buglady Consulting, you’ll learn: The key players that are producing beneficials How to check product quality once you get them The latest trends and practices growers are using to implement beneficials into their programs Important pitfalls to avoid. A roundup of the current biocontrol research that can help you be more successful in your production practices this season. Wainwright-Evans, a pest management specialist, has been involved in the green industry for more than two […]

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April 21, 2015

Growers Face Dilemma In Managing Plant Growth

Whether you’re applying plant growth regulators, manually pinching plants or using automated trimming, the most important thing is to find the right balance.

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August 22, 2014

Keeping Streptocarpus Vegetative Using Ethephon

Ethephon sprays are useful tools to delay the flowering of Ladyslippers streptocarpus without negatively impacting plant size or marketability.

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April 16, 2014

3 New Options In Plant Growth Regulators

Control plant growth with these latest introductions in PGRs.

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Ethephon Is A Cost-Effective Option

April 5, 2014

Ethephon Is A Cost-Effective Option For Improved Plant Structure, Preventing Early Flowering And Controlling Excessive Growth

Ethephon is an excellent and cost effective option for improving plant structure, preventing early flowering, and controlling excessive plant growth. It is easy to see why Ethephon has become an essential component of the floriculture PGR toolbox.

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PGRs For Summer Perennials

March 25, 2014

PGRs For Summer Perennials: Agastache, Monarda and Perovskia

Agastache, monarda and perovskia  are vigorous plants with an upright growth habit. Watch this episode of FloriCAST for PGR rates to keep these plants in proportion to their pots.

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December 20, 2013

Branching Agents Enhance Herbaceous Perennial Plant Liners

Take a look at the results of research on a chemical approach to branching herbaceous perennial liners using three chemistries.

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May 21, 2013

PGRs For Summer Perennials: Agastache, Monarda and Perovskia

Agastache, monarda and perovskia  are vigorous plants with an upright growth habit. Watch this episode of FloriCAST for PGR rates to keep these plants in proportion to their pots.

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May 13, 2013

Piccolo 10XC: The World’s First Clear Paclobutrazol PGR

Kevin Forney, Technical Services Manager for Fine Americas, Inc. talks about the benefits of using Piccolo 10XC, the world’s first clear paclobutrazol PGR. He covers current research on pot sunflowers, coleus, garden mums and veronica.

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Applying Paclobutrazol to Bedding Plants

May 13, 2013

Applying Paclobutrazol to Bedding Plants

Dr. Erik Runkle, associate professor of horticulture at Michigan State University, covers the basics of successfully applying paclobutrazol products to bedding plants.

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