CyLex® is a state-of-the-art formulation of the plant growth regulator 6-benzyladenine (6-BA). This compound, a cytokinin, can do many things, including chemically thinning apples and pears. The powerful thinning effect of CyLex adjusts crop load, resulting in the best returns per hectare and ensuring return bloom. This reduces the need for hand thinning and saves growers money. Additionally, CyLex stimulates cell division, resulting in increased fruit size at harvest, even on difficult to size apple varieties such as Gala, Fuji, and Empire.CyLex benefits are also apparent in some pear varieties such as Bartlett and Bosc.
CyLex’s thinning activity can be combined in a program with conventional thinning agents such as carbaryl or naphthalene acetic acid (NAA). Specific recommendations are dependent on the variety being thinned and on the local registration status of each thinner
CyLex offers a number of advantages over other 6-BA products. Its superior formulation includes a built-in surfactant for better, rapid uptake under a wide range of conditions. Growers using CyLex can also take advantage of extensive Valent BioSciences Corporation’s technical support, which includes field researchers and technical service personnel located in more than 50 countries.
Always read and follow the label instructions when using any VBC product.