Proxy Plant Growth Regulator Receives Registration In New York

Proxy Plant Growth Regulator recently received registration for use in New York state, Bayer Environmental Science announced.

Labeled for for use on cool season golf course turf, Proxy slows turf growth, reducing frequency of mowing and volume of clippings. In addition, Proxy suppresses Poa annua and white clover seedhead development.

“Proxy minimizes turf growth through regulation of cell division, shifting growth toward shorter leaves and more leaves per shoot,“ said George Raymond, business manager -- herbicides for Bayer Environmental Science.

For best turfgrass growth regulation, apply Proxy when daytime temperatures are 65 degrees F. and rising. For suppression of Poa annua and white clover seedhead development, apply Proxy approximately 10 days before the expected Poa seedhead spring flush. Multiple applications may be required.

In addition, a tank mix of Proxy and Primo MAXX plant growth regulator may be used in New York. The tank mix received registration from the EPA in October. Used together, the products improve turf quality as well as providing Poa seedhead suppression. ”The tank mix allows superintendents to control growth, suppress Poa annua seedhead development, and improve turf quality in a single application,” added Raymond.

Proxy is registered for use on bentgrass, Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, and tall and fine fescues.

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