November 14, 2011

Piccolo 10 XC Receives California Registration

Piccolo 10 XC, a plant growth regulator (PGR) from Fine Americas, is now registered for use in California. Featuring a 4.0 percent concentration of paclobutrazol, Piccolo 10 XC is 10 times stronger than standard 0.4-percent formulations of the PGR. “We’re excited that California ornamental growers now have access to Piccolo 10 XC, a significant improvement over previous paclobutrazol formulations,” says Greg Johnson, Fine Americas president.  “Since it comes in a true solution instead of a suspension, Piccolo 10 XC overcomes the potential settling problems associated with older paclobutrazol products. “From a grower’s perspective, that means there is no need to shake the container prior to use in order to ensure uniform distribution of the active ingredient. In addition, the super-concentrated formulation translates to fewer plastic containers, lower shipping and storage costs, and a smaller carbon footprint for our industry.” Kevin Forney, technical services manager for Fine Americas, notes that Piccolo […]

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October 3, 2011

SePRO: Avoid Hachi-Hachi On Colored Poinsettias

SePRO is voluntarily restricting the use of Hachi-Hachi on poinsettias with bracts in color after trialing the product in university trials and discovering some cultivars are particularly sensitive to it. A label change could not be made in time to deliver the message to growers, so SePRO is actively communicating the restriction to growers itself. The Hachi-Hachi label lists poinsettias as an approved crop for application based on trials of a limited number of poinsettia cultivars–with bracts not in color. SePRO also discovered in recent trials that some salvia and gypsophilla species can be harmed. Label changes have been submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency restricting the use of Hachi-Hachi on those two crops. Additionally, SePRO indicates ageratum, colocasia, geranium, lobelia, pansy (flowers), verbena and vinca sustained temporary injuries after Hachi-Hachi was applied. Before launching, SePRO was aware of potential injury to impatiens and New Guinea impatiens. Label restrictions were […]

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September 27, 2011

How To Do PGR Preplant Bulb Soaks

Help avoid stretch at retail and for the end consumer with these tips on PGR preplant bulb soaks. For more information on high tunnels, visit http://www2.lib.ncsu.edu/catalog/record/NCSU1740663.

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September 27, 2011

Three Additional Benefits Of Plant Growth Regulators

Have you ever noticed that plants treated with PGRs are greener? Hear about what other benefits PGRs can have for your crop and they they occur in this episode from Brian Whipker.

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September 27, 2011

Augeo – Not Your Typical PGR

Augeo is the newest PGR from OHP, and it enhances the plant while also controlling growth.

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September 27, 2011

How Plant Growth Regulators Move In The Plant

Target different parts of the plant–leaves, stems or roots–to make growth regulators more effective. Get advice from Brian Whipker.

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September 27, 2011

Partnering On PGRs

Dave Barcel, senior technical manager and PGR specialist for OHP, discusses the research and development partnerships his company has formed with various greenhouse operations and the value of such partnerships.

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September 27, 2011

How To Improve The Efficacy Of PGR Sprays

Understanding chemistry, environment and the movement of foliar-applied PGRs can all improve efficacy. Take a look into these factors with Brian Whipker and learn how to improve your PGR use.

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September 27, 2011

Mixing Low PPM PGR Solutions

Liner soaks and late-season drenches have made low-concentration PGR solutions more common. Learn how to accurately mix low-concentration PGRs in this episode.

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September 13, 2011

Control Stem Length With Liner Dips

Purdue researchers share their best practices for controlling stem length of common foliage annuals using PGR liner dips.

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March 27, 2011

OHP Shares Augeo Results

For the last two years, OHP has been working extensively with growers and academic researchers trialing its new plant growth regulator Augeo. At American Takii, Dave Barcels trialed it on dark leafed seed geraniums, delphiniums and the vigorous Cadenza petunias, which are a hedgiflora type, like PanAmerican’s Tidal Waves. The goal is to induce more lateral branching. More branching means more flowers. The idea is to double the flowers without delaying the crop. “We’ve really learned a lot in two years,” Barcels says. “The grower feedback has been, wow! They’re trying it on verbenas, calibrachoas, veronicas and petunias. This is a new product for us, which is exciting, but the real acid test is the growers.” Recommended rates are 400-800 ppm on herbaceous crops and 800-1,600 ppm on woodier crops.

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February 14, 2011

New Piccolo Plant Growth Regulator 10 Times Stronger Than Original

Fine Americas has launched Piccolo 10 XC plant growth regulator for use on bedding plants. Featuring a 4.0 percent concentration of paclobutrazol, the new Piccolo 10 XC is 10 times stronger than current 0.4 percent formulations of the popular plant growth regulator. “We believe new Piccolo 10 XC is a significant improvement over current paclobutrazol formulations,” says Greg Johnson, Fine Americas president. “Since it comes in a true solution instead of a suspension, Piccolo 10 XC overcomes the potential settling problems associated with older paclobutrazol products.” From a grower’s perspective, that means there is no need to shake the container prior to use in order to ensure uniform distribution of the active ingredient. In addition, Johnson says the formulation translates to fewer plastic containers, lower shipping costs and a smaller carbon footprint. “One quart of new Piccolo 10 XC equals 2.5 gallons of our standard Piccolo formulation, making storage, handling […]

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