- Author: Ben Faber
The California Avocado Commission is pleased to announce the availability of ProGibb LV Plus Plant Growth Regulator Solution (gibberellic acid) for use on avocados in California under a Special Local Needs (SLN) registration effective March 27, 2018. ProGibb has been shown to effectively increase fruit size and set when applied at the cauliflower stage of bloom.
ProGibb LV Plus can be applied from the ground or by air. Ground applications should be made by mixing 12.5 fluid ounces of product in 100 gallons of water per acre. Aerial applications should be made by mixing 12.5 fluid ounces of product in 75 gallons of water per acre. Only one (1) application is allowed per year.
The restricted entry interval (REI) is 4 hours, and the preharvest interval (PHI) is 0 days, so ProGibb LV Plus can be used with minimal disruption to harvesting and other grove management activities.
- A copy of the SLN Label must be in the possession of the user at the time of application.
- The signature of the County Agricultural Commissioner or their designee must be obtained prior to the use of ProGibb LV Plus.
- This SLN is only valid for the ProGibb LV Plus product manufactured by Valent BioSciences Corporation. Generic gibberellic acid products may not be used under this SLN.
The California Avocado Commission wishes to thank Dr. Carol Lovatt, University of California Riverside, for her many years of dedicated research that made this registration possible. We also thank the many growers, PCAs, and pesticide applicators who participated in the research trials.
If you have any questions about this SLN registration and the use of ProGibb LV Plus, please consult with your local PCA or you may contact Tim Spann at email@example.com.
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