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

Keywords

Apricots, Plant growth regulators, Western Australia

First Page Number

525

Last Page Number

526

ISSN

0021-8618

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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