RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CHEMICAL CONTROL OF TREE GROWTH

J.D. Quinlan
Recent investigations suggest that new growth regulators have potential for use at all stages of tree development, to improve nursery tree quality and orchard establishment, to induce early flowering and cropping, and to control the growth of orchard trees.

The rate at which orchard trees fill their allotted space and the subsequent control of tree growth are major factors determining the success or failure of high density plantings. Recently developed chemical methods of growth regulation which influence the form and growth of fruit trees are particularly relevant to the establishment and management of high density planting systems.

Quinlan, J.D. (1981). RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CHEMICAL CONTROL OF TREE GROWTH. Acta Hortic. 114, 144-151
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1981.114.17
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1981.114.17

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