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Plant growth regulators in fruit and vegetable crops

SANDEEP KUMAR SINGH1, NIDHIKA THAKUR* AND YAMINI SHARMA

Journal Title:International Journal of Agricultural Sciences
Abstract


The use of plant growth regulators in modern horticulture is well established. Indeed certain fields of horticulture such as asexual propagation are heavily dependent on the use of synthetic growth regulators. During recent years, the interest in fruit and vegetable production has increased rapidly because of good price value and place of vegetables in national food requirement. Yield increase in fruit and vegetable crops has been obtained through improved fruit and vegetable varieties, efficient use of chemicals fertilizers and various agronomic practices. Besides, growth regulating chemicals are also becoming important in the field of horticulture for the modification of vegetative growth, flowering, fruiting and quality.This review deals with the use of plant growth regulators in relation to vegetative growth, control of flowering, effects on fruit set and development and quality of fruit in the perceived future

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