Animals, Agriculture & Food
Chitin Oligomers For Use In Promoting Non-Leguminous Plant Growth And Development
Inventors: Jean-Michel Ané, Audrey Kalil, Junko Maeda
Methods for stimulating the growth of non-leguminous plants are disclosed. In the methods, a non-leguminous plant, a part thereof, or a seedling or seed thereof is contacted with a composition comprising a chitooligosaccharide (CO). The method can be used to stimulate production and yield in a cereal grain crop plant, such as rice, wheat or corn (maize).
Stage of Development
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