Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly: JARQ
Online ISSN : 2185-8896
Print ISSN : 0021-3551
Horticulture
Reduction of High Temperature Inhibition in Tomato Fruit Set by Plant Growth Regulators
Hidekazu SASAKITakayoshi YANOAtsushi YAMASAKI
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2005 Volume 39 Issue 2 Pages 135-138

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The effects of plant growth regulators on fruit set of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) under high temperature were examined in a controlled environment and a field under rain shelter. Tomato plants exposed to high temperature (34/20ºC) had reduced fruit set. Treatments of plant growth regulators reduced the fruit set inhibition by high temperature to some extent, especially treatment with mixtures of 4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (4-CPA) and gibberellins (GAs). In the field experiment,tomatoes treated with a mixture of 4-CPA and GAs showed increased fruit set and the numbers of normal fruits (excluding abnormal types such as puffy fruit) were more than the plants treated with 4-CPA alone during summer.

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