BEDDING PLANT PLUGS

General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

COMPRESS WSG is a plant growth regulator for use on container grown ornamental plants. When applied to the plant foliage COMPRESS WSG passes into the leaf, then moves within the plant to the growing points to reduce internode elongation. Treated plants will develop a shorter, more compact growth habit when compared to untreated plants.

FOR USE ONLY ON ORNAMENTALS GROWN IN COMMERCIAL OR RESEARCH GREENHOUSES, SHADEHOUSES AND NURSERIES. IN PRODUCTION AREAS NOT UNDER COVER, USE IS RESTRICTED TO CONTAINERIZED ORNAMENTALS.

- (Use on bed-grown or containerized ornamentals without impervious floors not permitted by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.)

- Use the DILUTION TABLE at the label to determine the amount of COMPRESS WSG needed for the required concentration.

APPLICATION NOTES

The recommended application volume is 1 gallon of COMPRESS WSG spray solution to cover 200 square feet of area. This will provide foliage coverage just to the point of runoff.

Plants should be well watered prior to application of COMPRESS WSG. Wilted plants do not readily absorb COMPRESS WSG and poor results might be obtained if application is made to wilted plants.

The plant foliage should be dry when sprays are applied. Do not syringe or overspray the foliage for 18 to 24 hours after applying COMPRESS WSG to allow the chemical to enter the plant.

Two applications of COMPRESS WSG at 1/2 to 2/3 the label rates may give better control than a single application of the total recommended rate.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

BEDDING PLANT PLUGS

In order to maintain proper size of bedding plant plugs for transplanting and shipping, apply COMPRESS WSG to plugs as needed, beginning at the first true leaf stage (III) through the finishing stage (IV).

For optimum growth control, apply COMPRESS WSG at concentrations of 0.15% to 0.25% (1500 to 2500 ppm). The concentrations used will depend on seedling vigor and projected number of applications. Repeat applications can be made at 1 to 2 week intervals or as needed. The most vigorous seedlings may require weekly applications.

Properly treated plugs will not be overly stunted and will continue to grow when transplanted.

In addition to the bedding plant species listed above (Section B), COMPRESS WSG has also been shown to be effective in controlling the height of impatiens and pansies in the plug stage.

Method
Restricted Entry Interval

24 hours