Kudos 27.5 WDG Plant Growth Regulator Receives Federal Section 3 Registration

– Fine Americas, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of plant growth regulators, today announced the federal Section 3 registration of its new Kudos 27.5 WDG plant growth regulator. Featuring the active ingredient prohexadione- calcium, Kudos is registered for use on apples, sweet cherries, grass grown for seed and peanuts.

“We’re very excited about the federal registration of Kudos,” stated Greg Johnson, president of Fine Americas. “In apples and sweet cherries, Kudos reduces vegetative shoot growth and lessens the need for summer and dormant season pruning. It also improves fruit color in red and bi-color apple varieties by allowing for better light penetration into the tree canopy. And finally, tests show that Kudos reduces the incidence and severity of fire blight in apples. All important benefits for apple and cherry growers from coast to coast.”

In addition, Kudos shortens internode length in grass grown for seed and peanut plants. By doing so, it increases yield potential and improves the harvestability of these two crops.

“Kudos has proven its value through performance over several years of testing by university researchers and private cooperators,” noted Jim Scruggs, technical services manager for Fine Americas. “We feel confident in its ability to help growers reduce production costs, limit losses and increase their net profit potential in these four registered crops.”

“Kudos is the latest example of our company’s continued commitment to excellence in PGR technology,” Johnson summarized. “Along with our current product portfolio, which includes Blush, Exilis Plus, Falgro, Motivate, Novagib and Perlan, the introduction of Kudos gives growers another valuable tool in their continuing quest to improve yields and quality while controlling production costs.”


About Fine Americas, Inc.
Fine Americas, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fine Holdings Ltd., Worcester, UK, a member of the DE SANGOSSE Group of companies. Founded in 1983, Fine focuses on the development and marketing of plant growth regulators for fruit and ornamental crops.

Fine is certified to ISO 9001:2008. We continually strive to improve plant growth regulator technology to meet the exacting demands of today’s quality-conscious growers. For more information about Fine Americas, please visit www.fine-americas.com.

Blush®, Exilis®, Falgro®, Kudos®, Motivate®, Novagib® and Perlan® are registered trademarks of Fine Agrochemicals, Ltd.

About Engle Creative Solutions, LLC
Headquartered in Columbia, MO, Engle Creative Solutions is a full-service marketing communications company specializing in agribusiness, financial services and health care accounts. Engle Creative Solutions is committed to helping its clients “stand out in a crowded world” through sound strategy coupled with flawless creative execution. To learn more about Engle Creative Solutions, go to www.engle-creative.com.

For more information, contact:

Gregory Johnson
Fine Americas, Inc.
1850 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 405 Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 932-8800

Steve Engle
President/Chief Creative Officer
Engle Creative Solutions, LLC
4807 Walnut Ridge Court
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 823-4723

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