Research on the Farm

Management of Lodging in Spring Wheat with a Plant Growth Regulator (PGR)

Management of Lodging in Spring Wheat with a Plant Growth Regulator (PGR)

  • Start date: 2018
  • Project Length: 1 Year
  • Project Status: Completed

Background

PROJECT PROTOCOLS: MANAGEMENT OF LODGING IN SPRING WHEAT WITH A PLANT GROWTH REGULATOR (PGR)

Benefits to MB Producers: When does it make sense to use a plant growth regulator for your wheat crop in Manitoba? This is a question in many farmers’ minds as they see a good growing season developing. An application of a PGR can be a useful tool in a high-input situation where the wheat crop has high yield potential and at a high risk of lodging.

Note: On April 25, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a regulation that establishes maximum residue limits (MRLs) for chlormequat chloride in various commodities, including wheat.

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Objectives:
  • Objective:: To quantify the impact of the plant growth regulator Manipulator 620 (active ingredient chlormequat chloride) on height and yield of spring wheat.