ReTain® Plant Growth Regulator Soluble Powder


ReTain® Plant Growth Regulator Soluble Powder

Run Apple and Pear Harvest on Your Schedule

Run apple and pear harvest on your schedule with ReTain® Plant Growth Regulator Soluble Powder. ReTain gives you more flexibility and control of your orchard by extending your harvest window up to four weeks. Whether you need to extend harvest one week or four, ReTain provides the flexibility to put you in charge of harvest. ReTain can now be applied at higher rates or up to two applications per acre per season to extend the harvest management period even further. This use pattern helps maximize your orchard’s potential even further.

For cherries, ReTain increases fruit set to help ensure an optimum crop load potential. 

  • Delays Maturation and Extends Harvest Window
  • Provides More Flexibility with Labor Management
  • Extends Drop Control
  • Maintains Late-Season Fruit Quality
  • For Cherries, Extends Flower Viability for Enhanced Fruit Set


  • Harvest Management; Optimizes Fruit Maturity and Quality; Enhances Fruit Set
* Each crop and use may not be registered in every state. Always read and follow label instructions.

Key Crops*

  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Aprium
  • Cherry
  • Bing Cherry
  • Chelan Cherry
  • Early Robin Cherry
  • Regina Cherry
  • Skeena Cherry
  • Sweet Cherry
  • Tieton Cherry
  • Cucumber
  • Nectarine
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Pecan
  • Pineapple
  • Plum
  • Plumcot
  • Pluot
  • Prune
  • Walnut
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* Not all crops are registered in every state.


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Sustainable Solutions Criteria – ReTain® Plant Growth Regulator Soluble Powder

Valent U.S.A. has developed a classification system that defines and identifies sustainable solutions across our ag product portfolio. This system, called our Sustainable Solutions Criteria, uses specific icons that highlight key sustainable practices and attributes of products. Click on the icons below to learn how ReTain® Plant Growth Regulator Soluble Powder can support sustainable practices in your operations.


Environmental Fit

  • Protective of pollinators and other wildlife
  • Protective of wetlands and other aquatic and natural areas  adjacent to agriculture
  • Comparatively rapid dissipation in the environment
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Worker Efficiency

  • Protection of workers (including mixers, loaders and applicators) during product application
  • Protection of agricultural workers re-entering the site
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Reduced Food Loss

  • Contribution to directly minimizing food waste, in the field or post-harvest
  • Food waste reduced by impact on harvest efficiency, and/or preservation of crop nutrients and quality as measured by grade, packout or other industry-relevant metric
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Improved Crop Efficiency

  • Increased yield, yield protection, and/or improved plant health, water  and nutrient use that enhance efficiency of crop production.
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Enhanced Quality

  • Enhanced quality of crop commodity that improves overall profitability
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Sustainable Solutions

Valent Sustainable Solutions support the adoption and integration of sustainable practices for crop protection, productivity and yield enhancement products and technologies.

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Run Harvest On Your Schedule

Watch ReTain PGR in action and see how it can help you manage your harvest this season.

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ReTain® PGR Ebook

View this ebook to learn how to run apple and pear harvest on your schedule with ReTain. ~~ Valent would like to acknowledge the many contributions of the late Jeff Alicandro with Agr.Assistance included here. His work will have a lasting impact on generations of apple producers. Thank you Jeff. ~~

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Thought Leadership - Apple Harvest Management

Get started with these tips to help manage and maximize your apple harvest.

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Always read and follow label instructions.
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