Trying to control the growth of all your different spring crops can be a challenge. With so much diversity in our greenhouses, heads can spin trying to keep all the requirements for different species and cultivars straight, and plant growth regulator (PGR) strategies are no different. There are a number of methods for applying plant growth regulators (PGRs) to your greenhouse crops, including foliar sprays, substrate drenches, liner dips, and bulb soaks.
Each of these methods are effective for applying PGRs, but each have advantages and limitations. Liner dips and bulb soak are application techniques that are used during specific stages in production or for specific crops. Foliar sprays are the most widely used application techniques, from transplanting young plants into their final containers on a wide variety of plants.
But substrate drenches have a place in your PGR toolbox for controlling spring crop growth. This Alert is going to focus on
maximizing the effectiveness of PGR drenches for controlling
containerized crop growth.
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