On Farm Research

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

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

  • Administrator: Tone Ag Consulting
  • Start date: 2018
  • Project Length: On-Going

Background

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.


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