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ReTain PGR

Plant Growth Regulator

ReTain® PGR temporarily inhibits ethylene production to slow fruit maturation, ripening and fruit drop in apple crops.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Chemical class:  Plant Growth Regulator
Active ingredient:  aviglycine hydrochloride (AVG) 15%
Packaging:  20 x 333 g case
Rainfast: 8 hours
PCP #:  25609

REGISTERED CROPS

  • Apples

BENEFITS

  • Keeps fruit hanging longer
  • Reduces watercore and stem bowl cracking
  • Maintains fruit firmness
  • Provides greater uniformity in maturity across all fruit at each pick
  • Increases fruit size as fruit grows longer

GENERAL USAGE INFORMATION

  • Adequate spray volume is required for thorough coverage (1,000 L/ha, 400 L/ac.)
  • A silicone surfactant must be used when applying ReTain – Xiameter at 0.05-0.1% v/v
  • Use the lower rate of surfactant when trees are stressed or if there are extreme weather conditions e.g. drought or excessive heat.
  • Maximum one application per season
  • The pH should be neutral and not exceed 8.5
  • If applying to trees under stress due to water, heat, disease or poor nutrition – the benefits and efficacy of ReTain may be reduced in these circumstances
  • Please consult the Horticulture Specialist at Nufarm for specific use pattern information related to specific varieties and growing areas

FOR SPECIFIC CROP USAGE INFORMATION SEE LABEL FOR DETAILS