How do growth regulators affect plants?
Plant growth regulators or PGRs are chemical compounds that can manipulate plant growth and development in certain ways such as controlling flowering, promoting root growth or inhibiting stem elongation. These regulators can affect physiological processes within the plant, ultimately leading to changes in plant growth and morphology.
Can we use PGR in organic farming?
The use of synthetic plant growth regulators is strictly prohibited in organic farming, along with other synthetic chemicals like herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. Organic farming relies on natural methods to promote plant growth, but for non-organic farming, plant growth regulators can be useful tools in promoting healthy plant growth and development.
How do you store plant growth regulators?
Plant growth regulators such as NAA and 2,4-D can be stored for a few months at 4°C, while IAA should be stored at -20°C.