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Great economic benefits would flow from it for Pakistan

NIA, Tando Jam
Mar 11 - 17, 2002

Growth retardants or inhibitors are those chemicals, which exert inhibitory effects on the general growth and development of plants. The growth behaviour and yield formatlon of crop plants are governed by their genetic potential, climatic conditions, the supply of nutrients and many other growth factors. Specific control of these processes by the application of plant bioregulators of natural of synthetic origin is increasingly emerging in recent years. Because of their specific properties in regulating shoot growth, the plant growth retardants have become the most widely used group of bioregulators in agricultural and horticultural practice. When applied in appropriate concentrations growth retardants modify plant architecture in a typical fashion. Internode elongation and thus plant height are reduced without affecting the numbe