SALICYLIC ACID pp 299-313 | Cite as

Potential Benefits of Salicylic Acid in Food Production

  • R. Martín-Mex
  • A. Nexticapan-Garcez
  • A. Larqué-SaavedraEmail author


Plant species of Angiosperms and Gymnosperms applied with Salicylic acid respond in a positive manner when root system, flowering, stress or productivity is measured. Moreover, the published work indicates that Salicylic Acid application to plants of economic importance might be a good material to use it more widely to increase food production. The advantages to test this molecule is that (a) is a natural and eco-friendly product, (b) nanoquantities are required to produce positive effects, (c) is easy to be applied, and (d) is a cheap chemical available, almost anywhere.


Salicylic acid Food production Plant productivity Horticultural products Grammineae Biomass 



The authors wish to thank Silvia Vergara Y for her help in improving the manuscript. To Prof. Raul Monforte and Raul Batiz, agribusiness producers of horticultural products for their facilities to carry out some of the work reported in this chapter. We acknowledge many small producers that allowed us to carry out the experiments in their land. The work was carried out with the financial support of CONACYT and Yucatan Produce and Campeche Produce.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Martín-Mex
    • 1
  • A. Nexticapan-Garcez
    • 1
  • A. Larqué-Saavedra
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Centro de Investigación Científica de YucatánMéridaMexico

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