PinCor® is a highly effective plant growth regulator containing aminoethoxyvinylglycine (AVG). PinCor inhibits the biosynthesis of ethylene in plant tissues. On pineapple, ethylene is responsible for inducing flowering, a key stage in fruit development.
During certain times of the year, climatic conditions (such as low light levels or cool temperatures) can trigger ethylene production by the pineapple plant, resulting in flower induction and fruiting out of synch with the normal production schedule. This condition, known as Naturally Differentiated Flowering (NDF) leads to a disrupted supply of fruit, increased harvest costs, smaller fruit and lower returns per acre. A well-managed PinCor program keeps NDF under control and allows pineapple growers to harvest the crop on schedule.
PinCor is available in a liquid formulation that contains a 20% concentration of AVG. Always read and follow the label instructions.