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gibberellic acid for seedlings ??? in the
The Grow Room forums; ok i ran across this stuff a while back, but the use i read about was for makeing males flowers. ...
gibberellic acid for seedlings ???
ok i ran across this stuff a while back, but the use i read about was for makeing males flowers. by folar spraying at the 1st week of flowering and then again at 3 weeks. what i haveing trouble with is finding when, how much and how to use for plant growth?
i found a site or two that shows a ratio and time for other plants, but nadda for pot. ive read that in some plants ppms off as small as 100ppms + or - are enough to pretty much destroy plants. and spraying at the wrong time in a plants life can do the same. so this is something you have to know what your doing.
chemical formula: C19H22O6
( liquid )
This is an amazing material - great for science fairs.
Gibberellic Acid is a very potent plant growth hormone. Very tiny amounts have profound and surprising effects on plants. Lettuce for instance, which grows in a small ball on the ground, can grow into a 10 foot tall 'tree' when a small amount of Gibberellic Acid is applied to the seedling. Varying amounts do different things and different plants will produce different results. Very tiny amounts are used, and a little goes a long way.
if any1 has used this for plant growth in marijuana please let me know what you did and how it effected your plants. who knows 1 day we might just make the uberbud. lol
Galoch (197 indicated that gibberellic acid (GA3) promoted stamen production while indoleacetic acid (IAA), ethrel, and kinetin promoted pistil production in prefloral dioecious Cannabis. Sex alteration has several useful applications. Most importantly, if only one parent expressing a desirable trait can be found, it is difficult to perform a cross unless it happens to be a hermaphrodite plant. Hormones might be used to change the sex of a cutting from the desirable plant, and this cutting used to mate with it. This is most easily accomplished by changing a pistillate cutting to a staminate (pollen) parent, using a spray of 100 ppm gibberellic acid in water each day for five consecutive days. Within two weeks staminate flowers may appear. Pollen can then be collected for selfing with the original pistillate parent. Offspring from the cross should also be mostly pistillate since the breeder is selfing for pistillate sexuality. Staminate parents reversed to pistillate floral production make inferior seed-parents since few pistillate flowers and seeds are formed."
I did alot of searching on this cause it interested me but it seems the only thing its usufull for is making female seeds.
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I would consider making female seeds a bloody good thing!
If only one parent can be found, GA3 can be used to change the sex of a cutting from the desirable plant, and this cutting used to mate with it.
Make up mixture. 1 gal. Water X gibberellic acid = 100 ppm
Spray plants for 10 days under 12 hour lighting.
When male flowers appear and start to release their pollen, collect the pollen by placing a zip-lock baggie around flowers and gently shake so that the pollen gathers in the baggie.
Place zip-lock baggie around the female flower and lightly shake baggie.
That's pretty much it, in a nut shell kind of way!
Effects of Gibberellic Acid
- Overcoming dormancy. Treatment with high concentrations of GA is effective in overcoming dormancy and causing rapid germination of seed. Concentrations of about 2 ppm can cause tubers to sprout earlier.
- Premature flowering. If a plant is sufficiently developed, premature flowering may be induced by direct application of GA to young plants. This action is not sustained and treatment may have to be repeated. Formation of male flowers is generally promoted by concentrations of 10 to 200 ppm., female flowers by concentrations of 200 to 300 ppm. Concentrations of more than 600 ppm markedly suppresses initiation of both male and female flowers.
- Increased fruit set. When there is difficulty with fruit set because of incomplete pollination, GA may be effectively used to increase fruit set. The resulting fruit maybe partially or entirely seedless. GA has increased the total yield in greenhouse tomato crops both as a result of increased fruit set and more rapid growth of the fruit.
- Hybridizing. Pollination within self-incompatible clones and between closely related species may some times be forced by the application of GA and cytokinin to the blooms at the time of hand pollination.
- Increased growth. GA applied near the terminal bud of trees may increase the rate of growth by stimulating more or less constant growth during the season. In a Department of Agriculture experiment, the GA was applied as a 1% paste in a band around the terminal bud of trees. Treatment was repeated three times during the summer. Walnut tee growth was 8.5 ft. for treated trees, 1.5 ft. for untreated trees.
- Frost protection. Spraying fruit trees at full-blossom or when the blossoms begin to wither can offset the detrimental effects of frost.
she said she wanted 12 inches, so i gave her 4 three times.
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