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Xiaojie Zhao, Guihong Bi, Richard L. Harkess, and Eugene K. Blythe

solution of five NH 4 :NO 3 ratios at a constant total nitrogen (N) concentration of 12 m m . Throughout the experiment, plant height, leaf SPAD readings (SPAD-502; Minolta Camera Co., Japan, one of the first two fully expended leaves was selected to

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Christopher J. Currey, Kellie J. Walters, and Kenneth G. McCabe

of 103 ± 43 µmol·m −2 ·s −1 at plant height [as measured with a quantum sensor (Field Scout Quantum Light Meter; Spectrum Technologies, Aurora, IL)] to create a 16-h photoperiod (0600 to 2200 hr ). Plants were irrigated as necessary, alternating

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Yung-Liang Peng, Fang-Yin Liu, Rong-Show Shen, and Yu-Sen Chang

, plants were measured for plant height and the number of nodes including cotyledonal node was determined for each plant. In each plant, the largest single leaf on the third node from the top was chosen for the following measurements. Chlorophyll meter

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Emilio Nicolás, Trinitario Ferrandez, José Salvador Rubio, Juan José Alarcón, and Ma Jesús Sánchez-Blanco

and flowering. During the assay plant height, shoot elongation (lateral and terminal), ground coverage ( Ferrández, 2002 ), and flowering intensity and longevity ( Primack, 1985 ) were regularly evaluated (biweekly). The flowering was measured

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Carlos Henrique Oliveira de David, Vespasiano Borges de Paiva Neto, Cid Naudi Silva Campos, Priscilla Maria da Silva Liber Lopes, Paulo Eduardo Teodoro, and Renato de Mello Prado

d after treatment application, the symptoms of –N, –Ca, –K, –P, –Mg, and –S, respectively, were detected and characterized. Plant height was measured with a ruler (from the stem to the apex of the last fully expanded leaf), and leaf area was measured

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Mengzi Zhang and Erik S. Runkle

commercial growers to increase plant height and promote leaf expansion of poinsettia when an excessive concentration of a plant growth retardant was previously applied ( Lopez and Runkle, 2007 ); however, the use of growth-regulating chemicals is restricted

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Martin Makgose Maboko and Christian Phillipus Du Plooy

(2003) found that NAA and GA 3 were used to promote fruit setting and yield in tomatoes; however, it was not effective in improving yield of sweet pepper in our study. Plant height increased with the application of gibberellic acid. Application of GA 3

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Sarah R. Sikkema, Nader Soltani, Peter H. Sikkema, and Darren E. Robinson

combined over locations and years and analyzed using the PROC MIXED procedure of SAS ( Statistical Analysis Systems, 1999 ). Variances of percent crop injury at 7, 14, and 28 DAE; plant height; cob size; and yield were partitioned into the fixed effects of

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Brian Christensen, Sridevy Sriskandarajah, and Renate Müller

; Pellegrineschi and Davolio-Mariani, 1996 ). Plants transformed with these genes exhibit varying degrees of altered phenotype termed the Ri (root-inducing) phenotype. The typical Ri phenotype exhibits reduced plant height and apical dominance giving the plant a

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Rachel A. Kreis, Holly W. Lange, Stephen Reiners, and Christine D. Smart

blanching. Curds remained tied until they reached a harvestable size, typically 4 to 7 d. Curds were harvested either once or twice weekly. Before the curd was harvested, plant height was measured from soil line to the tip of the most mature inner leaf