Gibberellin increases growth of Duke avocado seedlings
R. M. Burns
S. M. Mircetich, University of California Citrus Research Center. Riverside
C. W. Coggins, U.C., Riverside.
G. A. Zentmyer, U.C., Riverside.
California Agriculture 20(10):6-7. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v020n10p6.
Robert M. Burns is Farm Advisor, Ventura County; Srecko M. Mircetich is Plant Pathologist, USDA, Beltsville, Maryland (formerly with the Department of Plant Pathology, University of California Citrus Research Center. Riverside); Charles W. Coggins, Jr., is Associate Plant Physiologist and Lecturer, Department of Horticultural Science; George A. Zentmyer is Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, U.C., Riverside.
Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows:
Soaking Duke variety avocado seeds in high concentrations of gibberellic acid for 24 hours prior to planting increased the rate of germination, seedling height, and stem diameter.
A. H. Krezdorn, Chairman, Department of Fruit Crops, University of Florida, Gainesville, assisted with helpful suggestions on this project; W. A. Thorn, Orchard Management Service, Eadington Fruit Company, Fallbrook (formerly Laboratory Technician. Department of Plant Pathology, U.C. Riverside), and W. H. Brokaw, Avocado and Citrus Nursery-man, Ventura, assisted with growing the plants; and T. A. Little, Extension Biometrician, University of California, Riverside, provided statistical advice.