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Abe Shegro Gerrano, Patrick Olusanmi Adebola, Willem Sternberg Jansen van Rensburg and Sonja Louise Venter

determination of total protein content and the amount of nine essential mineral elements (Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, P, and Zn). The analysis was carried out in the laboratory of the Institute for Soil, Climate and Water, ARC, Pretoria, South Africa. Mineral

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Matthew G. Blanchard and Erik S. Runkle

( Euphorbia pulcherrima ), soaking foam strips in a solution of uniconazole at 1.0 mg·L −1 for 15 min before transplanting suppressed plant height by 55% compared with that of nontreated plants ( Bearce and Singha, 1992 ). Latimer and Groover (2005

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Jinrong Liu, W. Roland Leatherwood and Neil S. Mattson

concentration during production that balances optimal growth while limiting excessive plant growth. A complete fertilizer at 200–250 mg·L −1 N is typically recommended for optimal growth of vegetable transplants, though in practice a concentration as low as 100

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Christopher J. Currey and Roberto G. Lopez

0, 0.05, 0.10, 0.15, 0.20, or 0.25 mg·L −1 flurprimidol (Topflor; SePRO, Carmel, IN) was applied to substrate surfaces 14 d after pinching when shoots were ≈1 inch long. Plants were irrigated as necessary with acidified water supplemented with water

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Baniekal Hiremath Gangadhar, Raghvendra Kumar Mishra, Gobinath Pandian and Se Won Park

. Total protein content of plant leaf was estimated according to Lowry et al. (1951) . The 100-mg leaf sample was homogenized in ice-cold extraction buffer (50 m m potassium phosphate, pH 7.4, 1 m m EDTA). The extracts were centrifuged at 3000 rpm for

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William B. Miller

often elongate excessively and the plant quality suffers. Gianfagna and Wulster (1986) first showed the efficacy of paclobutrazol or ancymidol for freesia growth control. Using five cultivars, drenches of these PGRs (5 mg a.i./pot) reduced plant height

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Jared Barnes, Brian Whipker, Wayne Buhler and Ingram McCall

( Cortaderia selloana ) treated with ancymidol drenches (0.25 to 4.0 mg/pot) and paclobutrazol drenches (1.0 to 16.0 mg/pot) exhibited no distinguishable differences from untreated controls; however, plants treated with uniconazole drenches at >1 mg/pot were

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Yaguang Luo

inactivation when using simulated produce wash water with a chemical oxygen demand (COD) ≈3500 mg·L −1 as opposed to fresh tap water. The main objectives of this study were to investigate the effect of reusing wash water on the changes of water quality, and

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Modeste Kan Kouassi, Jane Kahia, Christophe N’guessan Kouame, Mathias Gnion Tahi and Edmond Kouablan Koffi

thidiazuron in DKW medium basal salts ( Driver and Kuniyuki, 1984 ) while López-Baez et al. (2000) used 2,4-D or 2,4,5-T (1 mg·L −1 ) and Kin or 2 Isopentyladenine (2-ip) (0.25 mg·L −1 ) in a modified Murashige and Skoog (MS) salts ( Murashige and Skoog

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Kuo-Tan Li, Jacqueline K. Burns and James P. Syvertsen

experiments. Application rates of CMNP (17.2% a.i.; Abbott Laboratories, Chicago) at 200, 500, 1000, or 2000 mg·L −1 (1.2, 3.1, 6.2, and 12.3 m m ) and ethephon (21.7% 2-chloro-2-ethyl-phosphonic acid; Ethrel ® ; Aventis Crop Science, Research Triangle Park