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Abstract

A pressure injection method was used with abscisic acid (ABA) and 6-benzylamino purine (BA) to control bud break of one-year-old trees of ‘Yellow Delicious’ apple (Malus domestica Borkh). When dormant trees were injected with 3 ml of 250 ppm (wt/vol) ABA, 58% of buds were inhibited after 28 days compared to 31% of the buds of the controls; injections of 3 ml of 200 ppm (wt/vol) BA above the ABA-injection site, induced 52% of the inhibited buds to open. Radioassays of apple stems collected 11 and 9 days after injection, respectively, with 14C-ABA or 14C-BA indicated highly significant increases in radioactivity in the phloem, buds and new shoots compared to radioassays taken immediately after injection.

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