Walnut Creek, Calif., — Fine Americas, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of
plant growth regulators for the fruit industry, today announced that 10 more states have
granted registrations for its new Kudos® plant growth regulator. Kudos now is registered
in most states, with the most recent registrations in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana,
Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon and
Featuring the active ingredient prohexadione-calcium, Kudos is approved for use on
apples, sweet cherries, grass grown for seed and peanuts. In apples and sweet
cherries, Kudos reduces vegetative shoot growth and lessens the need for summer
and/or dormant season pruning. In addition, it improves fruit color in red and bi-color
apple varieties by allowing for better light penetration into the tree canopy. Kudos also
reduces the incidence and severity of fire blight on new shoots.
In grass grown for seed, Kudos shortens internode length, resulting in reduced risk of
lodging, improved pollination, increased seed set and higher yields. Kudos also shortens
internode length in peanuts, leading to better harvest efficiency.
Kudos is the latest in Fine Americas’ growing portfolio of plant growth regulators for
agricultural crops, including Blush®, Exilis Plus®, Falgro®, Motivate®, Novagib® and
Perlan®. For more information about these products and an updated list of state
registrations for Kudos, please visit the company’s website at www.fine-americas.com.
About Fine Americas, Inc.
Fine Americas, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fine Holdings Ltd., Worcester, UK.
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 Plus®, Falgro®, Kudos®, Motivate®, Novagib® and Perlan® are registered
trademarks of Fine Agrochemicals, Ltd.
About Engle Creative Solutions, LLC
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Fine Americas, Inc.
1850 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 405
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Columbia, MO 65203