Stimulant plant growth regulator.
The product is a synthesis plant growth regulator that after being absorbed by the plant sets free ethylene. This gas, which the plant already naturally produces, is able to stimulate the ripening of fruits. Indicated to anticipate and uniform the ripening of tomato fruits and tobacco leaves, to induce fruit thinning on apple and to promote the separation of the fruit from olive trees. In apple, Gerephon SL is used as blossom thinner; in the phase of growth as inductor of vegetative reduction and increasing of flower buds for the following year; in pre-harvest stage as anticipating of collection and in post harvest stage to slow down the vegetation, to induce a faster lignification and to favor the evolution of flower towards the mixed buds kind. The use on tobacco is particularly advantageous as it is able to reduce the number of manuals collections, to anticipate standardizing the maturation of the leaf. In olive it facilitates the collection.

Formulation: Liquid

Composition
Pure Etefon 39.6 g
Coformulants up to 100 g

Registration number: Reg. N° 13931 dated 02.10.2007 of the Italian Health Ministry

Warning: Due to the variability of local operating conditions that may affect the results of the treatment, it is recommended to use Gerephon SL just after some experimental assays or following the advice of recognized official consultants.
Use plant protection products safely. Before use always read the label and product information. Pay attention to phrases and hazard symbols on the label.

Interested crops and directions for use
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Crops APPLICATION Doses Treatment
Process tomato Foliar applicationfogliare 3-4 L/ha Treat when 40-60 % of the tomatoes have ripened and when the fruits of the last bunch have reached the optimum size and the “mature green stage “.
Process tomato Foliar applicationfogliare 1-2 L/ha As above but in sensitive to sunburn recent varieties.
Table tomato Foliar applicationfogliare 200-250 ml/hl Spray only the fruits next to the collection (veraison).

If you want to ripen all the tomatoes at the same time, both large and small, in order to set free the soil from the crop: treat the whole plant.

Apple

in pre-harvest

Foliar applicationfogliare 40-50 ml/hl Early cultivars. Treat 14 days before the expected date of harvest. Always use the product in association with Obsthormon 24a. You will collect 14 days after the treatment, because the product anticipates ripening.
Apple

in pre-harvest

Foliar applicationfogliare 80-100 ml/hl Mid-late cultivars. Treat 15-20 days before the expected date of harvest. Always use the product in association with Obsthormon 24a. You will collect 14 days after the treatment, because the product anticipates ripening.
Apple

in post-harvest

Foliar applicationfogliare 50-70 ml/hl To slow down the vegetation of the plant and to accelerate the lignification, favoring the evolution to  flower of the mixed buds .
Apple

thinning

Foliar applicationfogliare 20-50 ml/hl Alone or mixed with thinning products during the blooming.
Apple

in growing stage

Foliar applicationfogliare 20-50 ml/hl Alone GEREPHON SL repeated applications  induce a vegetative reduction and an increasing of flower buds production in the following year.
Tobacco

progressive varieties

Foliar applicationfogliare 200 – 350 ml/hl The use of the product reduces the number of manual collections, anticipating and smoothing the leaves maturity.

Not pricked and traditionally harvested by “leaf” varieties (Burley, Bright etc.): Intervene after 1 or 2 harvesting when the remaining leaves have reached the maximum development and/or are starting to show color changes.

Tobacco
contemporary maturing varieties 
 Foliar applicationfogliare 200 – 350 ml/hl The use of the product reduces the number of manual collections, anticipating and smoothing the leaves maturity.

Contemporary or pricked traditionally, harvested as “plant” varieties (Nostrano del Brenta, Havana, Kentucky etc.) Intervene in the whole plant after the removal of the lower leaves. In any case, before treat a wide area, little essays  should be carried out on few plants, taking care to  follow the evolution of the treated leaves.

Oil Olive

easy detachment varieties

 Foliar applicationfogliare  100 ml/hl Using 1250 L/ha of solution.
Pre-harvest: mid veraison
(= 11 days before harvest).
Oil Olive

not easy detachment varieties

Foliar applicationfogliare  1°) 75 ml/hl

2°) 100 ml/hl

Using 1250 L/ha of solution.
Pre-harvest:1) at the beginning of ripening
(= 18 days before harvest);2) in mid-veraison
(= 11 days before harvest).
Table Olive  Foliar applicationfogliare  1°) 75 ml/hl

2°) 100 ml/hl

Using 1250 L/ha of solution.
Pre-harvest:1) at the end of fruit growth
(= 18 days before harvest);2) at the beginning of veraison
(= 11 days before harvest).

Packaging
BOTTLES
12 x 1000 ml