maleic hydrazide


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maleic hydrazide

used experimentally to control the growth of grass without killing it. May cause vomiting in dogs walking in the grass.
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Maleic hydrazide (MH) avoids cell division in the apical meristem of plants; on the other hand, trinexapac-ethyl (TE) inhibits the biosynthesis of gibberellins, both reducing unwanted shoot growth (Fletcher et al.
23] who reported maximum fruit yield in watermelon with an application of maleic hydrazide at 100 ppm.
These range from determining alkaloid content via the spectrometric method; measuring maleic hydrazide residues; assessing vapour phase nicotine and 3-ethenylpyridine in air through the gas-chromatographic method, and others.
Historically the industry has relied on maleic hydrazide which allows the English crop to be stored from autumn until the following summer.