Florigen : a PGR Mystery Unravels

We have touched on plant growth regulators (PGR) several times in the past, and we will surely re-visit them again in the future. Researching some of them is like reading a mystery novel.  As many of you are aware California recently prohibited a number of products from being sold because they contained Paclobutrazol and/or Daminozide, both of which are unsuitable for consumable crops.  But this article is not about these two PGR’s; it is about another, equally dubious and misunderstood … Continue Reading


Introduction to Plant Growth Regulators(PGR’s)

There has been a lot of talk about PGR’s in the industry recently. The fact of the matter is, they’ve been around for quite some time. The U.S. began using them in the early 1930′s and plants themselves have adopted them since the beginning of time. A Plant Growth Regulator is a compound or a number of compounds used to affect the rate of growth, whether in the root zone, stem region or any other portion of the plant. This … Continue Reading