Accelerate Gibberellic Acid 200 SG Growth Regulant is a naturally occurring plant hormone that has been maximising pasture growth during the cooler months to deliver quality feed quantity during periods of reduced winter pasture production.
By increasing the natural level of gibberellins contained in plants, Accelerate stimulates growth though cell expansion resulting in stem and lead elongation. Applications deliver accelerated growth creating significant gains in dry matter yield for up to 3 to 4 weeks provided adequate moisture and nutrition is available.
BENEFITS OF ACCELERATE
- Improves livestock management and reduces supplemental feed costs by extending the grazing period
- Increased dry matter and metabolizable energy per hectare. Up to 600kg DM/ha extra growth.
- Reach optimal grazing height quicker, allowing for more frequent paddock rotations and better land utilisation.
- Increase forage production during winter, saving other supplimentary feeds
- Quick and easy to apply – compatible with a wide range of herbicides & insecticides
- Natural plant growth regulator – animal safe and no grazing withhold period. Suitable for dairy, beef and sheep
- Net Contents: 500g per bottle
- Application Rate: 40g/ha
- Hectares per 500g: 12.5ha
- Compatible with non-ionic and propionic wetting agents
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When should I first apply Accelerate?
Gibberellic Acid will provide a benefit when the pasture production appears to be slowing due to falling temperatures. This can be as early as late April. Timing will depend on our location, soil type and the season.
What rate should I apply Accelerate at?
We recommend 40g/ha application rate of our Accelerate with 100 litres of water per hectare to give it a good even coverage. We recommended a boom spray is used to apply product.
Should I add a wetting agent to the tank?
A non ionic wetter, such as Wetter 1000 (at 10mL/100L), may improve the coverage and penetration of Accelerate. If applying in high pH water, use a buffing propionic wetting agent such as ProBuffer 700 to reduce pH to approximately 5. Do not leave mixture overnight.
What is the timing of applications?
Optimum results are obtained with minimum intervals of 27 days between applications to the same pasture. It’s recommended the selected pasture is grazed a few days prior to each application.
What pastures types and preparation do I need?
Accelerate can be used on most pasture types in southern Australia, especially ryegrasses, cocksfoot, phalaris.
Can I apply Accelerate to new pasture?
Do not use on newly sown pasture. Accelerate is foliar absorbed, so ensure adequate leaf growth before application.
When should my last application be?
When average daily temperatures are reach 15°C or above Accelerate may not increase forage growth because the plants naturally have sufficient growth promotion in this temperature range.
Can I apply Accelerate if it’s raining or rain is expected soon?
Effective application requires the Accelerate to be absorbed into the grass leaf, so heavy rain can diminish the effectiveness of the application. Light rain after application will not require re-application.
Can I mix Accelerate with herbicides or insecticides?
Yes, Accelerate is compatible with a wide range of herbicides and insecticides. It’s non toxic and features a non toxic soluble granule formulation. Before mixing with any other products check for latest compatibility information from Notman Pasture Seeds. Trial a small area before full scale application if in any doubt.
Will Gibberellic Acid produce the same quality pasture?
Yes, you will get the most pasture of the same quality. Research shows there is no significant change to the dry matter, moisture content, crude protein, digestibility or metabolizable energy (ME)
Can soil temperatures drop too low?
Yes. Accelerate performs best when soil temperature are above 5°C (measured at a depth of 10cm at 9am).
What are the ideal grazing methods?
Pasture should be grazed no lower than 1,300kg DM/ha. Pasture grazed too low will not be able to absorb the Accelerate through the the reduce leaf surface. Note there is minimal root uptake of Accelerate
Is there a withholding period?
No, Accelerate is a non toxic product with no withholding period.