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PGR Insights Sponsored by Fine Americas

PGR calculator app helps make better application decisions

| April 5, 2012

Fine Americas, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of plant growth regulators for the greenhouse ornamental market, announced its sponsorship of the new PGR Mix Master mobile application developed by University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension. Available in Android, Blackberry and iPhone formats, the free application is an easy-to-use tool to assist greenhouse personnel in calculating correct dilutions for plant growth regulators.

“This project would not have been possible without the generous financial support of Fine Americas,” noted Brian Krug, greenhouse/floriculture specialist at University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension. “Thanks to our new PGR Mix Master app, greenhouse personnel can use their smart phones to quickly and easily calculate correct dilution rates for all popular PGRs currently registered for ornamentals.”

In commenting on his company’s sponsorship of the new application, Fine Americas president Greg Johnson stated, “This is just another example of our company’s ongoing commitment to grower education and training. In order to receive the full benefit of today’s advanced PGRs, greenhouse personnel need to apply these products according to label directions. The PGR Mix Master app will make it easier for growers and their workers to apply plant growth regulators at the proper rates, a key step in improving plant quality and greenhouse profitability.”

The new PGR Mix Master application is free and available at the Android, Blackberry and iPhone app stores. For more information about the new app, growers should visit www.nhfloriculture.com.
 

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