A. Dip’N Grow should be used in compliance with its labeling.
a) Ornamental Trees: Dip’N Grow is safe to use on any ornamental trees. The active ingredient in Dip’N Grow, IBA, is considered a biochemical pesticide by 40 CFR §180 of the EPA. This category means that it has a nontoxic mode of action because it is used in low volumes, is target specific (only used on the tip of the cutting) and duplicates a naturally occurring process in plants.
b) Soak/Drench: Although Dip’N Grow contains the same active ingredients as some drench products, it is manufactured to produce root growth on cuttings.
c) Fungicide: Because of certain preservatives, Dip’N Grow is self-sanitizing so cross contamination problems are eliminated. Some growers have used extra precautions and have added a fungicide such as Captan® to the solution before dipping their cuttings.