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Research Project: Development of New Stone Fruit Cultivars and Rootstocks for the Southeastern United States

Location: Fruit and Tree Nut Research

Title: Considerations on Use of Hydrogen Cyanamide Products on Peaches

item Chen, Chunxian

Submitted to: American Fruit Grower
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/13/2021
Publication Date: 11/1/2021
Citation: Chen, C. 2021. Considerations on Use of Hydrogen Cyanamide Products on Peaches. American Fruit Grower. Vol 141:11-14.

Interpretive Summary: Hydrogen cyanamide is a registered plant growth regulator and active ingredient in products (e.g., Dormex, BudPro, and Krop-Max) often applied to stimulate earlier, more uniform budbreak in peaches/nectarines and other fruit/nut crops. However, people often are unsure whether and when to use such products on peaches. This paper summarizes considerations on factors related to use of hydrogen cyanamide products on peaches, including timings, concentrations, levels of chill inadequacy, and economic aspect. The information may be useful for other chill-dependent tree fruit and nut crops.

Technical Abstract: N/A