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II. Absorption and translocation of 2,4-D by wild morning-glory


Alden S. Crafts

Author Affiliations

Alden S. Crafts was Professor of Botany and Botanist in the Experiment Station, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 26(6):335-365. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v26n06p335. December 1956.

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Radioactive 2,4-D was applied first to greenhouse-grown morning-glory seedlings to compare various formulations. Emulsifiable acid and heavy ester formulations proved superior to the older salts and light esters, and the addition of a surfactant was found to increase absorption and translocation.

Field studies revealed that 2,4-D moves most actively in plants growing in moist soil, that movement is most rapid and extensive in plants in the seedling stage, and that 2,4-D moves where foods are moving.

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