Mode of action
CCC inhibits gibberellin production in plants. Gibberellins are plant hormones that regulate plant developmental processes, including cell elongation and cell division, which give plants their height. CCC inhibits the early stages of gibberellin production and has a long residual activity. CCC has a slow onset of action which, in combination with its long residual activity, means it works gradually in the plant. Application with CCC results in a reduction in plant height while the stems thicken. Shorter and thicker stems are, in turn, less prone to lodging, and any potential yield losses are minimized.
CCC is systemic and acts on the stem, leaves, and the roots. It is primarily applied as a foliar spray. Since its introduction for use as a plant growth regulator in cereals in 1965, CCC has become the standard in Europe for lodging control in cereals.
Handling and safety instructions
- Restricted entry interval: 12 hours
- Personal protective equipment (PPE) is required for all mixers, loaders, applicators, and other handlers.
- Long-sleeve shirt and long pants
- Shoes and socks
- Waterproof or chemical-resistant gloves
- Always read and follow label directions.
Adjust SL is labeled for wheat, barley, oats, and triticale in the U.S.