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Configure® now registered in Canada


October 29, 2012
By Dave Harrison

Oct. 29, 2012 — Fine Americas, Inc. has announced the Canadian
registration of Configure®, the only pure benzyladenine (6-BA) plant
growth regulator available for ornamental growers.

Oct. 29, 2012 — Fine Americas, Inc. has announced the Canadian registration of Configure®, the only pure benzyladenine (6-BA) plant growth regulator available for ornamental growers.

The product is registered for use on a number of ornamental crops, including Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera spp.) and purple coneflower (Echinacea spp.)

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“This is great news for Canadian ornamental growers,” stated Greg Johnson, president of Fine Americas.  “Configure® is truly a one-of-a-kind product for increasing lateral and basal branching and improving plant appearance and marketability.  In addition, it promotes flowering and helps growers produce more compact plants that are easier to transport, manage and display.”

Kevin Forney, technical services manager for Fine Americas, said that, “Configure is rapidly becoming the PGR of choice for ornamentals such as Christmas cactus, purple coneflower and plantain lily (Hosta spp.). It comes in a concentrated, ready-to-mix formulation and should be applied as a foliar spray according to label directions.” 

Forney recommended that growers “trial” Configure on a limited basis before widespread use, as individual plant response can vary based on variety, growing medium, light, ambient temperature and other factors.

Available in two-litre containers, Configure is manufactured under strict ISO-9001:2000 standards. N. M. Bartlett of Beamsville, Ont., is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Configure and other plant growth regulators from Fine Americas. 

Growers wishing to learn more about these products should visit www.bartlett.ca or www.fine-americas.com.

ABOUT N.M. BARTLETT INC.
Founded in 1912, N.M. Bartlett Inc.
is a leading Canadian distributor of crop protection products for the
fruit, vegetable and greenhouse ornamental sectors.  Bartlett services
more than 200 retail locations from Prince Edward Island to British
Columbia with a complete range of horticultural crop protection and
plant nutrient products. 

ABOUT FINE AMERICAS INC.
Fine Americas, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fine Holdings Ltd., Worcester, U.K. Founded in 1983, Fine focuses on the development and marketing of plant growth regulators for fruit and ornamental crops. The company received its ISO 9001 accreditation in 1992 and continually strives to improve plant growth regulator technology to meet the exacting demands of today’s quality-conscious growers. 


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