Effect of mepiquat chloride on leaf flushing inhibition in longan
The effect of mepiquat chloride on terminal bud break and growth of panicle in longan was investigated. Seventeen-year-old 'Daw' longan trees were studied. The experiment was designed based on CRD including five treatments i.e., 0, 100, 200, 300, and 400 mg L‑1. After 7 days all treatments were treated by potassium chlorate (KClO3). The result revealed that mepiquat chloride treatment had the highest floral emergence while the control gave higher leaf flushing. However, 200, 300, and 400 mg L‑1 of mepiquat chloride reduced panicle length. There were no effects on the time of terminal bud break and panicle diameter.
Changjeraja, S., Sritontip, C. and Khaosumain, Y. (2020). Effect of mepiquat chloride on leaf flushing inhibition in longan. Acta Hortic. 1293, 203-206
longan, mepiquat chloride, leaf flushing