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Steven F. Vaughn, Mark A. Berhow, and Brent Tisserat

for five replications/treatment. Mean separation by Student-Newman-Keuls multiple range test ( P < 0.1). The use of bioregulators to improve growth and yields of greenhouse crops such as cut flowers has been extensively studied ( Latimer, 1992

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Fatih A. Canli and Hikmet Orhan

sweet cherry ( Prunus avium L.) fruit J. Hort. Sci. 70 561 567 Basak, A. Rozpara, E. Grzyb, Z. 1998 Use of bioregulators to reduce sweet cherry tree growth and to improve fruit quality Acta Hort. 468 719 723 Choi, C. Wiersma, P.A. Toivonen, P. Kappel, F

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for canola limited its usefulness as a companion crop to reduce soil erosion from wind. Bioregulators Affect Storability and Sensory Acceptance of Apples Aminoethoxyvinylglycine (AVG) reduced soluble solids, fruit color, and sensory acceptance in

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Maria Victoria Huitrón, Manuel Diaz, Fernando Diánez, Francisco Camacho, and Antonio Valverde

., 2001b ). Plant bioregulators are an alternative to natural pollination in numerous crops. Parthenocarpy, the development of the ovary into fruit without fertilization or seed formation, is an alternative route for achieving fruit set and normal fruit

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Duane W. Greene

Greene, D.W. 2002b Chemicals, timing, and environmental factors involved in thinner efficacy on apple HortScience 37 477 481 Greene, D.W. 2003 Endogenous hormones and bioregulator use on apples 437 457

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Duane W. Greene, Aldo J. Crovetti, and Johan Pienaar

Greene, D.W. 2003 Endogenous hormones and bioregulator use on apples, p. 437–457. In: D.C. Ferree and I.J. Warrington (eds.). Apples: Botany, Production and Uses. CABI Publishing, Cambridge, MA Greene, D.W. Miller, P. 1984 Use of 6-benzyladenine as a

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Sergio Tombesi, Bruce D. Lampinen, Samuel Metcalf, and Theodore M. DeJong

explanation could be that one or more bioregulators produced by developing fruit are inhibitory to floral processes occurring in axillary buds and therefore result in no flowering the next year but are stimulatory to developmental processes associated with the

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Charles G. Embree, Marina T.D. Myra, Douglas S. Nichols, and A. Harrison Wright

. Their suggestion is also supported by the multiple site study in Wright et al. (2006a) . These previous studies and the current findings support the use of chemical bioregulators to adjust current year crop loads for the production of high

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Corina Serban and Lee Kalcsits

( Evans et al., 1997 ). Plant growth regulators that limit shoot length extension are used most often to improve the light environment in the canopy for better fruit color development and quality. P-Ca (Apogee ® ) is a primary plant bioregulator in pome

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Brian P. Pellerin, Deborah Buszard, David Iron, Charles G. Embree, Richard P. Marini, Douglas S. Nichols, Gerald H. Neilsen, and Denise Neilsen

Wallingford, UK Dennis F.G. Jr Neilsen, J.C. 1999 Physiological factors affecting biennial bearing in tree fruit: The role of seeds in apple HortTechnology 9 317 322 Embree, C.G. Nichols, D.S. 2005 Bio-regulators improve fruit size and colour and reduce crop