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Plant Growth Regulators
A plant growth regulator is a chemical that alters a plant’s vegetative growth or reproductive characteristics.
Growth regulators are regulated by FIFRA as pesticides. Handle accordingly.
Broadleaf herbicides can often be mixed with growth regulators. Check labels carefully.
Rates are crucial. Small changes can have major impacts. Read label carefully.
Other Right- of- Way Pests
Periodically inspect for signs of insects and symptoms of their damage. Damaging insects have…
- chewing mouthparts
- piercing-sucking mouthparts
Manage insects with the principles of IPM.
Life cycles are important in designing an IPM approach.
Early life stages…
- small larvae
- first nymphs
Are easier to control.
Many insects attack weakened or stressed plants.
Healthy plants withstand pest attacks.
Plant selection is crucial for reducing plant and pest problems!
Disease is any departure from normal plant growth..
Remember, different causes can produce the same symptoms!
Healthy plants live longer!
Avoiding using the same spray equipment for herbicides and pest management.