KATYAYANI GIBBERELLIC ACID (GROWTH REGULATOR)
- Gibberellic Acid is a hormone extracted from plants and fungi being widely used as a plant growth regulator.
- Gibberellic acid is a tetracyclic di-terpenoid hormone that regulates plant growth. Even though it is present in plants, it is produced at a very low rate.
- Plants with growth hormone deficiency have a slow or flat rate of growth.
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
- Spray uniformly to plants/crop so as to cover crop canopy fully.
- Gibberellic acid should be sprayed during the cool hours of the day.
- Repeat the application if there is rain within six hours of spraying.
250 ml of Gibberellic acid 0.001% in 200 lt of water / per acre.
Grain crops, vegetable crops, oilseeds crops and fruit crops including Sugarcane, Cotton etc.
- Overcoming Dormancy: Treatment of seeds/tubers before sowing with Gibberellic acid is effective in overcoming dormancy and causing rapid germination of seed.
- Premature Flowering: Flowering may be induced by direct application of Gibberellic acid to young plants. This action is not sustained and treatment may have to be repeated.
- Increased Fruit Set: When there is a difficulty with fruit set, Gibberellic acid may be effective. The resulting fruit may be partially or entirely seedless.
- Hybridizing: Pollination within self-incompatible clones and between closely related species may some times be forced by the application of Gibberellic acid and cytokinin to the blooms at the time of hand pollination.