Strong and steady wins the race to greater yields.
Adjust™ SL plant growth regulator is a chlormequat chloride formulation. Chlormequat chloride is an active ingredient used successfully for many years in Europe and Canada with multiple proven grower and plant benefits.
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Wide application window
Adjust SL is a plant growth regulator labeled for wheat, barley, oats, and triticale in the U.S. Adjust SL’s wide application window, in combination with the flexibility to modify dose rates, lets growers customize their PGR strategy in often-unpredictable environmental conditions.
The wide application window of Adjust SL provides multiple grower benefits
Under normal circumstances (good quality soil, favorable weather, forward crop, lodging resistant variety, etc.), the optimal timing to use Adjust SL is Feekes 4‒6 (Zadoks 30‒32). However, growing conditions are rarely close to ideal. To navigate the unknowns and to protect your crop and investments, Adjust SL is a flexible choice. It provides growers the option to apply not only one full dose but to customize dosages as needed across early and late growth stages. Even when facing a lot of ground to cover or a need to spray multiple products, Adjust SL’s broad application window allows growers to reach the ultimate goal of maximizing their crop’s potential.
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contact us or your local advisor to determine the best possible application for your specific situation.
Chlormequat chloride has a slow onset of actions, allowing manipulation of rooting and tillering, which are largely determined during cool, early growth periods.
Adjust SL’s unique formulation enables plants to respond under conditions as low as 34°F, making it the ideal PGR for colder days and when temperatures drop at night. Adjust SL is the ultimate tool in cereal PGR management, working effectively on the crop in different weather conditions and across early and late growth stages.
Lodging risk reduction
The art of cereal production lies in the complex crop management to balance fertilizer applications and seeding rates while working with cereal varieties that have different levels of lodging susceptibility under unique scenarios. The complexity is further dependent on unpredictable weather. Adjust SL can reduce some of the risk in the complex decision-making to grow firm-standing, healthy crops to maximize the field potential.
A healthy crop with a strong stand:
- Improves water and nutrient uptake
- Improves pollination
- Improves light interception
- Reduces risk of disease
- Improves quality and yield
- Saves time and money during harvest
To ensure a crop is healthy, growers invest significantly in crop protection products such as herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, and nitrogen. Lodging is a common limiting factor in maximizing high-quality yields from increased nitrogen management.
Flat, lodged crops equal greater costs due to:
- Reduced benefits on investments in overall agricultural input
- Decreased yield potential
- Decreased output quality (price premium)
- Reduced harvest efficiency
- Decreased harvesting speed
- Increased fuel cost
- Increased combine wear
- Increased labor cost
- Increased drying cost
Adjust SL is a proven tool to prevent lodging in wheat, barley, oats, and triticale. And even in the absence of lodging, PGRs can help maximize yield and harvest efficiencies compared to untreated crops. Due to the quality of the airflow, upright crops create the conditions for optimized pollination and reduction of fungal disease.
Crops treated with plant growth regulators stand strong, steady, and of even height, making them easier to harvest and improving harvest efficiency. By enabling combines to harvest faster, the overall cost per acre decreases.