Retardation of Plant Growth by a New Group of Chemicals

Science  04 May 1962:
Vol. 136, Issue 3514, pp. 391
DOI: 10.1126/science.136.3514.391


Sprays of N-dimethylaminomaleamic acid were found to retard the growth of a variety of plants, including legumes, vine crops, potatoes, and ornamentals. It was readily translocated, had a long residual action, was relatively nonphytotoxic, and did not appear to affect adversely root, vegetative, or reproductive development.