Plant Growth Retardants: Present and Future Use in Food Production

  • A. Skytt Andersen
Part of the Nato Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 22)


This article on the subject of growth retardants (GRs) will try to answer the following questions:
  1. (1)

    What is a growth retardant?

  2. (2)

    How do growth retardants affect plants?

  3. (3)

    What do we use growth retardants for?

  4. (4)

    Is itsensible to use growth retardants?

  5. (5)

    Is it possible to envisage other uses of growth retardants?

  6. (6)

    Is it possible to envisage new growth retardants?



Succinic Acid Proline Accumulation Growth Retardant Cold Hardiness Maleic Hydrazide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Skytt Andersen
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Veterinary and Agricultural UniversityCopenhagenDenmark

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