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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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both within and between rows without supplemental herbicide use. Both implements can reduce labor and herbicide inputs in first-year strawberry plantings. Bioregulator applications increase return bloom in apple Many important apple varieties may