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Only one of 12 chemical compounds was effective in stimulating suberization and wound periderm activity in cut potato seed pieces. Polyram applied as a 7% dust had a consistently favorable effect on suberization. However, it did not stimulate wound periderm activity as efficiently as it did suberization in cut seed pieces from any of the clones.

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Brassica juncea var crispifolia was stored in perforated polyethylene bags, polyolefin heat-shrinkable films, and nonbagged at 1, 4, or 15C during three experiments in the spring of 1989 and 1990. Bagging mustard in perforated polyethylene bags or polyolefin films of Cryovac D-955 60-gauge or Cryovac D-955 100-gauge significantly reduced weight loss over nonbagged mustard. Bag type had a highly significant effect on CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere within bags of mustard, with highest CO2 concentrations occurring in the bags made of Cryovac film. Mustard stored in all bags retained marketable quality significantly better than nonbagged mustard. Bagged mustard was stored for 12 days at 1 or 4C with excellent quality, whereas nonbagged mustard was unacceptable after only 5 days in storage. Color, turgor, and appearance of all mustard were poor after 5 days in storage at 15C. Sensory evaluations indicated bagging and storing mustard for 12 days at 1 or 4C did not affect the flavor and quality of cooked mustard.

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Triacontanol (1-hydroxytriacontane) applied as a soil drench 18 and 43 days after planting increased the plant height of 71-day-old seedlings of Tabasco pepper (Capsicum frutescens L.) in a greenhouse experiment. Triacontanol applied as a soil drench at transplanting significantly increased early maturity, total yield, and number of fruits in the field.

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‘Louisiana Green Velvet’ okra [Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench.] was grown on a Commerce clay loam soil with factorial combinations of preplant N rates (0, 45, 90, 135 kg/ha) and sidedress N rates (0, 22.5, 45.0 kg/ha). In 1976, pod color, liquor color, general appearance, and firmness values of brine-processed pods increased linearly as the amount of preplant N increased. In 1977, preplant N effected a quadratic response in liquor color and general appearance values and a linear response in firmness values.

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