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Maleic hydrazidesprays: Retard topping regrowth in lemon tests


H. Z. Hield
R. M. Burns
C. W. Coggins
B. W. Lee
S. B. Boswell

Authors Affiliations

H. Z. Hield is Specialist, University of California, Riverside; R. M. Burns is Extension Horticulture Technologist, University of California, Riverside; C. W. Coggins, Jr. is Assistant Plant Physiologist, University of California, Riverside; B. W. Lee is Farm Advisor, Ventura County; S. B. Boswell is Associate Specialist in the Department of Horticultural Science, Limoneira Company, Santa Paula.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 18(5):4-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v018n05p4. May 1964.

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Spraying young regrowth shoots of mechanically top-pruned lemon trees with Maleic hydrazide (MH) resulted in a significant inhibition of growth for almost a year after treatment in tests reported in this article. Top growth was retarded Nithout appreciably affecting fruit quality 3r yield through use of a concentration of about 400 ppm of MH.

Hield H, Burns R, Coggins C, Lee B, Boswell S. 1964. Maleic hydrazidesprays: Retard topping regrowth in lemon tests. Hilgardia 18(5):4-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v018n05p4
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