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Benjamin D. Taylor and Benjamin K. Hoover

talcum powder are legally required to wear personal protective equipment including a respirator, gloves, protective eyewear, long sleeves, and long pants ( Brooker Chemical Corp., n.d. ; OHP, Inc., 2010 ). The efficacy of foliar spray application of IBA

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Carol J. Lovatt

that must be applied to the soil to achieve the same yield ( PureGro Co., n.d. ). The cost of foliar fertilization is frequently associated with application cost. However, by properly timing the application of foliar fertilizers to key stages of crop

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Maedza V. Khathutshelo, Nkomo Mpumelelo, Ngezimana Wonder and Mudau N. Fhatuwani

, micronutrients are involved in the metabolism by way of precursors from both the shikimate and the acetate-malonate pathways ( Crozier et al., 2000 ; Urquiaga, and Leighton, 2000 ). In this study, the indirect effect of micronutrient foliar application on

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Kelly T. Morgan, Robert E. Rouse and Robert C. Ebel

et al., 2007 ). Research that demonstrated that HLB symptoms could be reduced by foliar applications of micronutrients, especially Mn, Zn, B, and Mg, and other physiologically active compounds, such as salicylic acid and phosphite ( Pustika et al

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Dean A. Kopsell, Carl E. Sams, T. Casey Barickman, Dennis E. Deyton and David E. Kopsell

specific foods that may accumulate high concentrations of Se from natural soil Se deposits ( Finley, 2007 ). Foliar applications of Se to crop plants may eliminate soil matrix interferences and provide a more efficient mechanism to fortify crops with Se

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Brent L. Black and Mark K. Ehlenfeldt

applications of a plant growth regulator would provide a low-labor, low-cost method to suppress flowering. Foliar applications of commercially formulated gibberellin (GA 3 ) are now a common industry practice in tart cherry production to prevent precocious

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M. Lenny Wells and Bruce W. Wood

appears to be highly mobile in some tree species ( Picchioni et al., 1995 ). Thus, timely application of foliar B may potentially influence cell wall elasticity of fruit tissues. Other potential nutritional factors affecting WSFS include the essential

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Yi Zhang, Tracey Mechlin and Imed Dami

; Peppi et al., 2007 ). To our knowledge, there are no published reports on the effect of exogenous ABA on inducing dormancy of grapevines. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of foliar application of ABA on grapevine dormancy. Our

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Ockert P.J. Stander, Karen I. Theron and Paul J.R. Cronjé

Bower 1997 ; Rabe et al., 1990 ). Control strategies have focused on the use of plant growth regulators and nutrients as foliar treatments. Foliar application of 2,4-D has been shown to reduce fruit splitting in ‘Nova’ mandarin and various sweet orange

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Christopher J. Currey and John E. Erwin

and Lopez, 2011 ; Sellmer et al., 2001 ); and foliar sprays ( Gibson and Whipker, 2003 ; Whipker and Dasoju, 1998 ). Foliar sprays have the advantage of being a relatively easy application method, inexpensive to apply with respect to labor, often use