Paclobutrazol 23% SC is a type of plant growth regulator that contains 23% of the active ingredient paclobutrazol. It is used to regulate the growth and development of a variety of crops, including fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, and turfgrass.
When applied to plants, paclobutrazol inhibits the production of gibberellins, which are plant hormones responsible for promoting stem and leaf growth. By inhibiting gibberellin production, paclobutrazol redirects plant growth to promote the development of roots, flowers, and fruits, resulting in shorter, more compact plants with improved yields.
Paclobutrazol 23% SC is typically applied as a foliar spray or soil drench and can be used throughout the growing season to regulate plant growth and development. However, it is important to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully and to use proper protective equipment when handling and applying the product.