Plant Growth Regulator - Gibberellin Acid

NOMENCLATURE Common name gibberellic acid (BSI, draft E-ISO, accepted in lieu of a common name); acide gibbérellique (draft F-ISO) Chemical Abstracts name (1a,2b,4aa,4bb,10b)-2,4a,7-trihydroxy-1-methyl-8-methylenegibb-3-ene-1,10-dicarboxylic acid 1,4a-lactone Other names gibberellin A3; GA3 (ambiguous) CAS RN [77-06-5]

Chemistry

Acts as a plant growth regulator on account of its physiological and morphological effects in extremely low concentrations. Translocated. Generally affects only the plant parts above the soil surface.

 Use

Has a variety of applications, e.g. to improve fruit setting of clementines and pears (especially William pears); to loosen and elongate clusters and increase berry size in grapes; to control fruit maturity by delaying development of the yellow colour in lemons; to reduce rind stain and retard rind ageing in navel oranges; to counteract the effects of cherry yellows virus diseases in sour cherries; to produce uniform seedling growth in rice; to promote elongation of winter celery crop; to induce uniform bolting and increase seed production in lettuce for seed; to break dormancy and stimulate sprouting in seed potatoes; to extend the picking season by hastening maturity in artichokes; to increase the yield in forced rhubarb; to increase the malting quality of barley; to produce brighter-coloured, firmer fruit, and to increase the size of sweet cherries; to increase yields and aid harvesting of hops; to reduce internal browning and increase yields of Italian prunes; to increase fruit set and yields of tangelos and tangerines; to improve fruit setting in blueberries; to advance flowering and increase the yield of strawberries; and also a variety of applications on ornamentals.
Application rates up to 80 g/a per application, depending on desired effect.

Production formulation

Gibberellin Acid 4%EC
Gibberellin Acid 40%SP
Gibberellin Acid 85%crystal Sulfur 50%SC
Sulfur 80%WDG

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