I'm already in brother!. If you notice me missing for a week or more I would be honored if you find it in your heart to @me to the game. This software isn't working for me when I'm in and out of your journal for some reason. I'm catching up now so I think it should notice me and bring you and the journal up to some kind of use threshold. I follow both you and it and I have heard nothing until today. Anyway, hitting on some Mama Mia roof grown from a friend. YUM!My friend,
your valued interactions have been missed, and it is me glad to see you are back.
Bong Hits for sure!
So that scares me too. But look at this, new to me, korean natural farming techniques way to create a grow accelerator. I think the process makes what you're talking about or something similar. Here it is. I find the fastest growing thing in the area. Collect some while it's making the grow spurt. Digest it in lacto baccillis acid. When it's done the hormones are in there. I thought it was dandy yesterday when I was making plans for the spring. Do I need to worry today after reading your notes? I don't know. @Skybound you work with these things I think. What say you?Ethephon; Trade names for products containing ethephon include Arvest, Bromeflor, Etheverse, Flordimex, Flordimex T-Extra, Cerone, Etherel, Chipco Florel Pro and Prep (4, 10).
Ethephon is a naturally occuring growth hormone. If you ever placed an apple in with fruit to encourage ripening, you were using ethepon gas given off by the apple.
Farmers growing cotton depend on ethepon to open mature bolls to enable harvest before fiber deteriorates.
Ethephon is converted into ethelene inside the plant. If you want to avoid ethephon spayed figs you might as well avoid store bought pineapple,apple, blueberry, tomato,cherries,grapes, and a world of other fruits and vegetables. It is labeled for and used on all mentioned.
" Ethephon is corrosive in acute dermal irritation studies using rabbits, has the potential to cause eye irritation, and has been placed in Toxicity Category I (the highest of four categories) for these effects. It is moderately acutely toxic by the oral, dermal and inhalation routes (Toxicity Category III), and does not cause skin sensitization. "
Another paper published by the EPA in 2006 says that
" On average about 4.1 million pounds of ethephon are used annually on 1.7 million acres. The crops with highest percent crop treated are tart cherries (61%), grapes (40%), processed tomatoes (15%), and cotton (10%). "
"The toxicity database for ethephon is adequate for the selection of doses and endpoints for use in risk assessment. Ethephon (an organophosphonate) produces organophosphate-like signs of toxicity including salivation, lacrimation, urination and defecation. These toxic signs occur in experimental animals usually at high doses of exposure. The most sensitive indicator of exposure to ethephon is the inhibition of red blood cell and plasma cholinesterase which occurs at low levels of exposure and may not be accompanied by clinical signs of toxicity until a threshold level of exposure is reached."
I am worried about usin this stuff in our grows but we eat the stuff.
I don't recall seeing it. This thing has good and not so days.None of my notifications work for my watched threads. The only notifications I get are for my threads I started. Like I should be getting bombed with all the threads and folks I am watching, but none. Do I have a setting in privacy wrong or something? Example @stoneotter and his Strawberry cough. Every time he or someone else posts to his thread I want to know it so I can go read it. Aint this how it should work? I get nothing.
Oops. Fat fingers can be blamed deflecting attention from the fact I set it up wrong.
The only PGR I'm familiar with thus far is triacontanol. As to a ripening hormone, I remember @bobrown14 mentioning the use of malted barley in his soil that results in plants finishing notably faster. Perhaps this is the same, or certainly similar?So that scares me too. But look at this, new to me, korean natural farming techniques way to create a grow accelerator. I think the process makes what you're talking about or something similar. Here it is. I find the fastest growing thing in the area. Collect some while it's making the grow spurt. Digest it in lacto baccillis acid. When it's done the hormones are in there. I thought it was dandy yesterday when I was making plans for the spring. Do I need to worry today after reading your notes? I don't know. @Skybound you work with these things I think. What say you?
I was hoping to hear something like this. I want to share my musings so when I start to get too far off course, one our 420 family will nudge me back to normal. Thanks ShedNot at all Maritimer! Post how you see fit. SweetSue has a thread called Class Notes where she does exactly what you are doing.
Some reading in a blog on ScienceInHydroponics , suggested dose is between 0.1-1.0 ppm, however further reading a thread on 420UK suggested that great results were had @25ppm solution. So when I got mine, the instructions seemed easiest to mix a 25ppm solution, and when I got to using that, I noticed that cuttings from treated plants seemed to root in under a week, plus also the plants grew a lot more side branching. I've since dialed my dose back to 5ppm in effort to see what the results would be if my targets were closer to what was suggested in the linked blog and it seems the results of the 25ppm solution has abated in that rooting went up to about 8-9 days in rockwool cubes and the side branching is less severe, or more normal IMO. Once the 5ppm solution is used up, I will probably revert to 25ppm and just add it to every other foliar spray.