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On-Farm Plant Growth Regulator DemonstrationTrials in Corn and Soybean

Authors: Jim Fawcett (Iowa State University) , Jim Rogers (Iowa State University) , Chris Beedle (Iowa State University) , Lyle T. Rossiter (Iowa State University)

  • On-Farm Plant Growth Regulator DemonstrationTrials in Corn and Soybean

    Armstrong Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

    On-Farm Plant Growth Regulator DemonstrationTrials in Corn and Soybean

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Abstract

Farmers continue to search for ways to increase corn and soybean yields, including the use of plant growth regulators. Plant growth regulators, such as gibberellic acid, are organic compounds that modify plant growth processes at very low concentrations. Gibberellic acids control cell elongation and division in plant shoots. Cytokinins affect cell division, cell enlargement, senescence, and transport of amino acids in plants. Plant growth regulators are more commonly used on fruit and vegetable crops than on grain crops. The purpose of these trials was to investigate the effect of foliar applications of the plant growth regulators on corn and soybean grain yield.

How to Cite:

Fawcett, J. & Rogers, J. & Beedle, C. & Rossiter, L. T., (2018) “On-Farm Plant Growth Regulator DemonstrationTrials in Corn and Soybean”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2017(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2018
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