Gibrel: Effect on Decomposition of Plant Materials

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Science  30 Sep 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3744, pp. 1663-1664
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3744.1663


Gibrel, a potassium salt of gibberellic acid, was added to various crop residues and industrial wastes, in the presence of ample nutrients, at the rate of 50 parts per million; with and without Gibrel, samples were incubated for 45 days at 35 °C. Presence of Gibrel enhanced biologic decomposition of the materials; Gibrel can be used as an "activator" in composting.