Economic Botany

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 176–187 | Cite as

Chemical control of plant growth

  • George S. Avery
  • Betty F. Thomson


The latest applications of physiologic principles to the solution of agricultural and horticultural problems involve the use of synthetic hormones to stimulate rooting of cuttings, to effect blossom thinning in fruit production, to prevent pre-harvest fruit drop, to produce seedless fruit, to achieve control of weeds, to break as well as to prolong dormancy, and to bring about other economically important controls of plant growth.


Rutin Hormone Treatment Economic Botany Weed Control Phenoxyacetic Acid 
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© The New York Botanical Garden 1947

Authors and Affiliations

  • George S. Avery
    • 1
  • Betty F. Thomson
    • 2
  1. 1.Brooklyn Botanic GardenUSA
  2. 2.Connecticut CollegeUSA

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