[Market-farming] gibberellic acid, was spinach

DFORD8N at aol.com DFORD8N at aol.com
Mon Oct 19 20:14:43 EDT 2009

OK thanks. I'll track it down and check it out.
In a message dated 10/19/2009 10:31:34 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
sunnfarm at netscape.com writes:


You can buy Progibb.  in quarts for around $65. A  quart treats 4 acres. 
Roughly a teaspoon per gallon treats 1000 square feet. I  have not used it on 
spinach but I have used it in the greenhouse on flowers to  encourage stem 
enlongation... Bob.

I've heard that gibberellic acid is tricky to use, that you can use too  
much without too much trying. Is that true, and is it as expensive as I've  
heard it is?
West Virginia
In a message dated 10/15/2009 2:06:35 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
sunnfarm at netscape.com writes:

In New Jersey the old rule said only restricted pest. needed a license  
then the law was changed last year to all pesticides including soap.  Everyone 
should review their states rules because all states may sooner or  later 
change the rules like my state did. As far as adding fertilizer... a  well 
fertilized plant resists and repels insects... over and under  fertilizing will 
attract pests. You have to decide which way to go. Spinach  does draw a lot 
of fertilizer from the soil. You might also want to spray  Gibberllic acid. 
Its a growth stimulant that we use to get fall spinach to  grow taller 
making it easier to cut.It might even work with any greens crop  in the hoop 
house... Bob.

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