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Field tests of methanol as a crop yield enhancer

By: McGiffen, M.E. Jr.
Contributor(s): Aguiar, J [coaut.] | Downer, A.J [coaut.] | Faber, B.A [coaut.] | Green, R.L [coaut.] | Manthey, J.A [coaut.] | Sakovich, N.J [coaut.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticlePublisher: 1995ISSN: 0018-5345.Subject(s): Agrostis | Alcohols | America | Amino acids | Application methods | Citrus | Compositae | Crop husbandry | Cruciferae | Cultural methods | Daucus | Equipment | Experimentation | Gramineae | Lactuca | Leguminosae | North America | Pacific states usa | Papilionoideae | Pisum | Protective structures | Raphanus | Rutaceae | Umbelliferae | USA | Weather control | Western states usa | Zea | Triticum | Yields AGROVOCDDC classification: 97-141799 In: HortScience : a publication of the American Society for Horticultural Science (USA). (Oct 1995). v. 30(6) p. 1225-1228Summary: To test the usefulness of methanol treatments in enhancing yield and drought tolerance, we applied methanol with and without nutrients to a wide range of crops across California: lemon (Citrus limon L.), creeping bentgrass (Agrotis palustris Huds.), romaine lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.), carrot (Daucus carota L.), corn (Zea mays L.), wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), pea (Pisum sativum L.), and radish (Raphanus sativus L.). Environments included greenhouse and field tests in coastal, inland-valley, and desert locations. Methanol did not increase the yield or growth of any crop. In some cases methanol caused significant injury and decreased yieldCollection: AGRIS Collection
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To test the usefulness of methanol treatments in enhancing yield and drought tolerance, we applied methanol with and without nutrients to a wide range of crops across California: lemon (Citrus limon L.), creeping bentgrass (Agrotis palustris Huds.), romaine lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.), carrot (Daucus carota L.), corn (Zea mays L.), wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), pea (Pisum sativum L.), and radish (Raphanus sativus L.). Environments included greenhouse and field tests in coastal, inland-valley, and desert locations. Methanol did not increase the yield or growth of any crop. In some cases methanol caused significant injury and decreased yield

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