University of Florida

2005 Prestige - 6.5"

Growth Regulators Applied / Height graph

Graph shows projected plant heights during production of the crop. Dots are plotted actual height each week. Arrows indicate when PGRs are applied with details in the weekly notes. We use the “late” graphical tracking curve and heights are from bench to height of growing tip. Heights are plotted from date of pinching to projected date of finish.

Growth regulator height graph


Prestige November 29th11/29

This year we used less growth regulator than normal on all of our crops, and only putting two sprays on this Prestige crop was unusual. While this crop looks very good, it was also unusual for Prestige to finish a week earlier than expected.

Prestige November 22nd11/22

This crop is showing pollen in 2-3 cyathia on each branch and is very close to the same stage as Freedom. This is very unusual for Prestige and other Prestige crops in the same greenhouse are about a week later than this one.

Prestige  November 15th11/15

It is amazing how early this Prestige crop is and it will be close to finished next week. It will finish a little short.

Prestige  November 8th11/08

The past several days have been much warmer than normal with higher light levels and this Prestige crop is showing some upward leaf curl in response to the weather. This may be the reason the crop did not grow as expected this past week and now will probably finish short. This crop is well ahead of schedule and ahead of other Prestige crops we have in other locations.

Prestige  November 1st11/01

This crop did not slow down too much with the cooler temperatures this week. It will probably be at about 15 inches next week.

Prestige  October 25th10/25

Very first signs of first color is showing on this crop now, which indicates it was not badly heat delayed this year. Heights are in good shape and we should not need to do a late drench for 2-3 weeks.

Prestige  October 18th10/18

This crop is growing at slightly more than an inch per week, which is good. It will probably increase some in the next 2 weeks.

Prestige  October 11th10/11

These plants are doing well and look like they will continue to elongate at a good pace. We could spray the crop with Cycocel this week to slow them a little, but we are deciding not to spray. If they grow at 2" per week we will have a problem in 3 weeks, but if they are at only 1.5" per week we will be doing the late drench right on time.

Prestige  October 4th10/04

This Prestige crop looks good at this stage and should be fine until we can apply a late drench. Our temperatures during the past week and this week are about average, so this should not be a bad heat delay year for Prestige. Thus, this crop should finish as scheduled at the end of November.

Prestige  September 27th9/27

This Prestige crop looks good. We sprayed a low rate (1,000 ppm each) B-Nine/Cycocel, which should help the crop grow at the bottom of the graph for the next 3-4 weeks. See the Christmas Feelings Red 6.5" crop for additional comments explaining our strategy.

Prestige  September 20th9/20

Lateral growth looks good and since they seem to be under good control we are not spraying this week.

Prestige  September 13th9/13

The laterals are starting to elongate now and we want to prevent this crop from getting to tall early. So, we are spraying a medium rate of B-Nine/Cycocel at 1,500/1,250 ppm.

Prestige  September 6th9/06

We will see how this crop looks next week, but will probably do a PGR spray then.

Prestige  August 30th8/30

This is a 16-18" crop, for which Prestige is well suited. It can be quicker to start after the pinch than varieties like Freedom, so we expect to make our first PGR spray at two weeks.