Early Configure Applications to Enhance Plant Quality
This video shows how the PGR, Configure (BA, benzyladenine, from Fine Americas, Inc.), can improve plant quality for both producers and consumers. Early applications during liner production increases the number of branches on the finished liners.
In some crops like Gaura ‘Siskiyou Pink’, a single application of Configure in the liner stage can increase the branching of liners and the finished plants.
In some crops, like Phlox paniculata ‘Bright Eyes’ or Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’, multiple applications of Configure are required to improve the branching of the finished crop.
For more on enhancing branching during liner production, see our video entitled “PGR University – Branching Agents” on youtube here.
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.