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 10 XC is a user-friendly product.
“One quart of new Piccolo 10 XC equals 2.5 gallons of our standard Piccolo formulation, making storage, handling and mixing more convenient than ever,” he says. “And, like all of our products, new Piccolo® 10 XC is manufactured under the strictest ISO 9001:2001 quality control standards.”
Greenhouse ornamental trials by university researchers throughout the United States have shown similar efficacies with Piccolo 10 XC, Piccolo and Bonzi. As with older paclobutrazol formulations, new Piccolo 10 XC can be used as either a drench or spray to produce more compact and marketable plants.
Piccolo 10 XC is labeled for use on most bedding plants/plugs, flowering and foliage crops, bulb crops, perennials and woody ornamentals.
Learn more about Piccolo 10 XC at Fine-Americas.com.