TRIACONTANOL (TRIA): Plant Growth Regulator

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin almost 6 years ago.

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It is a 30-carbon alcohol found in wheat germ, beeswax, and the leaves of some plants such as alfalfa; reports of increases in growth in agricultural applications; some reports of failure possibly due to the wrong concentration used or the toxic effects of plasticizers used for plastics or detergents such as Tween-20; experiments with cymbidiums show TRIA at 0.1 mg with six hours fluorescent light at 75 dF is effective. OA87-86

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TRIACONTANOL (TRIA): And Culture A stimulant of plant growth at low concentrations, is contained in such things as alfalfa hay, can be used in sterile flasks and as a foliage spray; for report of trials refer to OA82-45 0

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