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Phytotoxic Action of Desmedipham: Influence of Temperature and Light Intensity

  • Gabor Bethlenfalvay (a1) and R. F. Norris (a1)


Inhibition of growth and photosynthesis in sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris L. var. ‘USH10’) treated with desmedipham [ethyl m-hydroxycarbanilate carbanilate (ester)] was most severe between 25 and 30 C and decreased with higher or lower temperatures. Transfer of sugarbeet plants grown at temperatures from 10 to 35 C to higher temperatures after treatment increased injury and photosynthetic inhibition. Higher temperatures prior to treatment reduced injury at all posttreatment temperatures. When the temperature was changed from 25 to 40 C, inhibition was most severe immediately after treatment. Two days after treatment this 15 C temperature change did not cause additional injury. High posttreatment light intensities caused greater inhibition of photosynthesis than low light intensities.



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Phytotoxic Action of Desmedipham: Influence of Temperature and Light Intensity

  • Gabor Bethlenfalvay (a1) and R. F. Norris (a1)


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