ethephon


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ethephon

(ˈɛθəˌfɒn)
n
(Horticulture) a synthetic plant-growth regulator
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Lentil (Lens culinaris Medik) Response to plant density, sowing date, phosphorus fertilization and Ethephon application in the absence of moisture stress.
Ethephon and prohexadione-calcium influence the flowering, early yield, and vegetative growth of young 'Northern Spy' apple trees.
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of different doses of ethephon or gibberellic acid on in vitro development of sugarcane seedlings.
al; (2009) described that plant height and growth can be increased through exogenous application of different synthetic compounds like chlormequat, benzyladenine and ethephon.
The best results in reducing the economic impact of labor were obtained using ethephon (2-chloroethylphosphonic acid, ET) in doses between 200 and 300mg [L.
Of the remaining four chemicals, treatment with methyl isothiocyanate and carbaryl resulted in mixtures of L3 and L4 larvae, and isoxaben and ethephon were similar to the negative controls: L4s and young adults only.
Post-harvest 1-methylcyclopropene and ethephon treatments differently modify protein profiles of peach fruit during ripening.
Similarly, Al-Masoum and Al-Masri (1999) reported that plants treated with ethephon at 250, 350 and 450 ppm sprayed at seedling stage (two to four true leaves stage), produced late number of nodes to the first female flowers with more numbers in cucumber.
The decision proved providential, as Leopold, whose book introduced him to growth regulators, taught advanced plant physiology at the university and eventually came up with a paper on Ethrel, with the main ingredient ethephon, as a plant growth regulator.