Mar 26, 2015
Refine plant growth regulator receives registration

Fine Americas, a manufacturer and marketer of plant growth regulators for the fruit industry, recently announced the federal Section 3 registration of its new Refine plant growth regulator. Refine features the active ingredient naphthaleneacetic acid and is labeled for use on apples, pears, citrus and olives.

“Refine is a proven plant growth regulator for fruit thinning and control of pre-harvest drop in apples and pears,” said Greg Johnson, president of Fine Americas. “In both crops, it serves as an effective chemical thinning agent for reducing fruit set during heavy-bearing years while promoting increased fruit size. In addition, a late-season application of Refine (seven to 14 days prior to harvest) can lead to higher yields by reducing losses caused by premature fruit drop from windfall and knockdown.”

Jim Scruggs, technical services manager, said that “Refine also can be used to promote return bloom in apples during ‘off years’, especially in certain alternate-bearing varieties such as Fuji, Jonagold, Mutsu, Braeburn and Golden Delicious. This feature allows apple growers to meet market demands on a more consistent basis.”

Refine is manufactured under the strictest quality control standards and backed by uncompromising sales and technical support, according to Fine Americas. Additional information about Refine can be found here.

“Refine will assume a prominent place in our growing portfolio of PGRs for the fruit industry,” Johnson said. “Along with our other products, including Blush, Exilis Plus, Falgro, Kudos, Motivate, Novagib and Perlan, Refine will play an important role in helping growers produce the highest quality crops in the most efficient manner possible.”

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