Fine Americas, Inc., has received a Section 3 registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the plant growth regulator Kudos (prohexadione calcium) for use on apples, sweet cherries, and other crops.

The product is designed to reduce vegetative shoot growth and lessen the need for summer and dormant pruning. It can improve color in red and bi-colored apples by improving light penetration in the tree canopy, according to a press release from Fine Americas.

Prohexadione calcium is the same active ingredient in the BASF product Apogee.