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ProGibb SG Smartgrass plant growth regulator helps fill the winter feed gap

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With a positive outlook for livestock producers, ProGibb SG Smartgrass plant growth regulator from Sumitomo Chemical Australia solves the problem of filling the winter feed gap.

Pasture growth will certainly been helped by the recent rain falls, however with the cooler months now here the perennial problem of filling the winter feed gap will arise, as will the question of whether to run less livestock or increase supplementary feeding. With ProGibb SG Smartgrass, the answer is neither.

ProGibb SG Smartgrass is a plant growth regulator for pastures, which works by augmenting the natural level of gibberellins contained in plant tissue which makes leaves grow longer and faster, thus creating significant gains in dry matter yield. A single low cost application of this plant growth regulator can generate 30-60% more dry matter within three weeks of application.

Commercial demonstrations of ProGibb SG Smartgrass applications indicate an increase of pasture dry matter ranging from 324Kg DM/ha to 1250Kg DM/ha when pastures have enough nutrition and soil moisture to sustain rapid growth over a short period.

While generic imitations of ProGibb SG Smartgrass plant growth regulator have entered the market legally and illegally over the last year, trials have shown that ProGibb SG Smartgrass outperforms the others in terms of compatibility with herbicides and EASY N liquid fertiliser, and in pure kgs of dry matter per hectare produced.

The economic reality of this is that even if the generic product was free, the extra dry matter produced off each hectare by ProGibb SG Smartgrass would still make it better value for money.

Brett Ryan from Sumitomo Chemical Australia has said that sales of ProGibb SG Smartgrass plant growth regulator have grown as more and more dairy farmers make it a standard part of their pasture management program.

Given that dairy farmers are the undisputed leaders of intensive pasture production, it is not surprising that they have seized on the advantages of ProGibb SG Smartgrass in both Australia and New Zealand.

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