Tank mixes are generally designed to provide a synergistic effect. In other words, you can use lower rates of both products to get the same or greater efficacy. Previously, we tested a tank mix of the branching enhancer Configure (6-BA, Fine Americas, Inc.) and the growth retardant Piccolo (paclobutrazol, Fine Americas, Inc.) and found no synergism between the products. In this video we describe the results of an experiment using a tank mix of Configure and Dazide (daminozide, Fine Americas, Inc.). As with the Piccolo-Configure study, we found no synergism with these tank mixes, but also saw some positive responses when Configure was tank mixed with the growth retardant Dazide.
Check out the video for our results. And decide if you should be using a tank mix of Configure and Dazide as part of your PGR application strategy.
Joyce Latimer is an Extension Specialist for Greenhouse Crops at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Joyce has been evaluating plant growth regulators (PGRs) on herbaceous perennials for over 25 years. Her passion is improving plant quality and ease of production for producers while improving the quality of these plants for the home garden.