MaxCel® Plant Growth Regulator


MaxCel® Plant Growth Regulator

Bigger Fruit for Bigger Profits


MaxCel® Plant Growth Regulator is a proven fruit thinning agent which increases fruit size and helps improve return bloom. It helps fruit reach its full potential – even difficult-to-size varieties such as Gala, Fuji and Empire apples, plus Bartlett and Bosc pears. Due to its growth promoting action, MaxCel increases fruit size beyond the direct thinning effect providing greater packout and fewer undersized fruit than traditional thinners.

  • Increases Fruit Size for Better Packout
  • Reduces Hand Thinning Costs
  • Improves Return Bloom and Reduces Biennial Bearing
  • Ideal for Both Fresh Market and Processing Operation


  • Fruit Thinning
  • Increase Fruit Size
* Each crop and use may not be registered in every state. Always read and follow label instructions.

Key Crops*

  • Apple
  • Non-Bearing Sweet Cherry
  • Pear
  • Pistachio

* Not all crops are registered in every state.

Sustainable Solutions Criteria – MaxCel® Plant Growth Regulator

Valent U.S.A. has developed a classification system that defines and identifies sustainable practices and attributes applicable to our ag product portfolio across three pillars of sustainability – People, Planet, and Productivity. This system, called Sustainable Solutions Criteria, uses specific icons that highlight these key sustainable practices and attributes for our products. Products that achieve a high sustainable criterion ranking across all three sustainable pillars, such as MaxCel® Plant Growth Regulator, are also denoted by the Sustainable Solutions Icon. Click on the icons below or the sustainable solutions icon to the right to learn how MaxCel® Plant Growth Regulator can support sustainable practices in your operations.


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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Reduces 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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Improves Crop Production Efficiency

  • Increased yield, yield protection, and/or improved plant health, water and nutrient use that enhance efficiency of crop production.
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Enhances 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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John Deere Financial Program Offer

MaxCel® Plant Growth Regulator is eligible for the Valent U.S.A. John Deere Special Financing Offer, which includes a fixed 0% APR on eligible products that help you produce high-quality, high-yield crops. Visit the John Deere Program page at the link below to review the full program details and qualifications.

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Fruit Bites: The Importance of Apple Thinning

Valent U.S.A. Senior Field Market Development Specialist Allison Walston discusses the importance of apple thinning.

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Fruit Bites: Apple Thinning Tips: 8-12 mm

Valent U.S.A. Senior Field Market Development Specialist Allison Walston recommends tips for thinning apple trees at 8-12 mm.

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Always read and follow label instructions.
MaxCel is a registered trademark of Valent BioSciences LLC.