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Are Plant Growth Regulators Pesticides?

Are Plant Growth Regulators Pesticides?

PGRs are used to grow a lot of plants. PGR laced cannabis is commonly found in Australia and can it be as dangerous as pesticides?

We often get asked about Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs) and their effects on growing cannabis plants in Australia. One common question is “Are plant growth regulators pesticides?”

The short answer is no. Plant Growth Regulators (PGR) are not pesticides as they aim to stimulate growth in the cannabis plants.

For products that help regulate the growth of plants are not considered pesticides.

Plant Growth Regulators play a significant role in the growth, development, and distribution of essential nutrients in a plant system. The goal then of the PGR is to stimulate, develop, and growth the plant, even if the end-results are somewhat harmful.

Pesticides do the opposite as they focus on preventing growth, destroying, and mitigating future development of pests. Pesticides are more about the destruction of pests than they are about growing plants.

The conclusion of “are plant growth regulators pesticides?” is a simple no. Pesticides help grow plants through the destruction of pests that inhibit plant growth. PGRs are focused on spreading the nutrients around the plant efficiently for increased growth.


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