Prohexadione calcium is the active ingredient in Anuew.
“We’re excited to be able to bring this unique new turf management tool to the industry,” said Richard Fletcher, technical services manager for Nufarm Turf and Ornamentals. “Anuew is only available from Nufarm for the U.S. turf market. It reduces turf growth and thus the frequency of mowing. It’s a low use-rate product that is available in convenient, easy-to-use packaging.”
According to University research, plant growth regulators are being used more frequently as a turf management tool on golf courses, residential lawns, athletic surfaces and sod farms. Key reasons for use of a turf growth regulator like Anuew are to suppress vegetative growth and improve density and quality of desired turfgrasses.
“This is critically important to the bottom line of golf courses, sod farms and lawn care companies,” said Fletcher. “Anuew’s unique mode of action and low use rate gives turf managers an effective new tool for optimizing turf health and appearance while potentially lowering maintenance costs and improving worker safety.”
According to a joint study by the University of Georgia, Clemson University and North Carolina State University, turf growth regulators may be used to manage annual bluegrass (poa annua) growth and development as well as prevent “scalping,” improve turf density and reduce the need to mow steep slopes.