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Liquid K Xtra with Plant Growth Regulators

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What Is It?

  • Liquid K Xtra is a superior Potassium fertilizer formulated for fast foliar uptake and translocation.
  • Kinetin PGRs are available under various analyses.
  • This product is available in 10L, 450L and 1000L IBC’s.

When & Why Use It?

  • Kinetin PGRs are recommended on all crops including cereals, pod crops such as canola, soybeans and pulses, oilseeds, forages as well as fruit and vegetables.
  • Applied early in the season (3-5 leaf stage) Kinetin PGR increases the rate of cell division, differentiation and growth.
  • Applied later in the season (during seed and fruit set) Kinetin PGR increases the size of the cells making higher thousand kernel weight (TKW) and bigger size fruit.
  • Kinetin PGR advances the growth and development of the main stem and tillers resulting in a high test weight and more even maturity of the harvested grain.

In addition, the combination of Kinetin PGRs with key nutrients such as Potassium (K):

  • Increases flower set, fruit formation and lateral branching.
  • Evens the tillers and main stem in cereals provided an optimal seeding rate is observed.
  • Offers an available form of K, which is essential for cell development and strength.
  • The combination of Kinetin PGRs with Liquid K Xtra revealed to reduce straw height and strengthen cereal crops, which often contribute to the prevention of lodging.

What To Expect?

  • Small plot research trials in Manitoba with varieties Harvest and Plentiful, during 2014, 2015 and 2016, showed a reduction of height by 4-6 inches in response to the treatment with Kinetin PGRs and Liquid K Xtra over the untreated control.
  • Large scale farm trials with wheat, barley and oats showed similar effects.
  • A varietal effect was observed and some varieties were irresponsive: although the cytokinin effect was observed, no shortening of the straw was noticed.
  • On farm use during 2014, 2015 and 2016 season reported an effect on crop height, health, yield and quality.

Application Guidelines

  • PGR’s are recommended at various rates depending on the analysis. Check the label for more information.
  • Liquid K Xtra is recommended at 2L/ac in 10 US gal of water at any stage of growth and development to address Potassium deficiency.
  • Apply the mixture at 3-5 leaf stage in cereals.
  • The mixture is compatible with most commonly used herbicides (see compatibility charts).

Research

2012

Response to Liquid K Xtra™ + KIN-PGR (Western Saskatchewan)

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After

Additional Research

K deficiency
Chart showing increase of yields on crops treated with Kinetin PGR’s + Liquid K Xtra