Inducing Resistance to Freezing and Desiccation in Plants by Decenylsuccinic Acid

Science  23 Oct 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3643, pp. 544-546
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3643.544


Decenylsuccinic acid induces resistance to desiccation, cold, and frost in young bean plants. When decenylsuccinic acid is sprayed on flowering peach, apple, and pear trees, most of the flowers are resistant to a frost of —6°C.