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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

J E L Cripps

Keywords

Apricots, Plant growth regulators, Western Australia

First Page Number

525

Last Page Number

526

Abstract

VARIOUS hormone sprays have been applied to apricots with the object of increasing fruit size and hastening maturity, and of these 245TA, the tri-ethanol amine salt of 245 trichlorophenoxyacetic acid, has in general, proved the most successful.

The increase in fruit diameter obtained with this spray in Western Australia has varied between 5 and 15 per cent, and is due to an increase in the size of the cells within the fruit, not to the production of a greater number of cells.

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