Spraying exogenous 6-benzyladenine and brassinolide at tasseling increases maize yield by enhancing source and sink capacity

@inproceedings{Gao2017SprayingE6,
  title={Spraying exogenous 6-benzyladenine and brassinolide at tasseling increases maize yield by enhancing source and sink capacity},
  author={Zhen Sheng Gao and Xiao-Gui Liang and Li Chong Zhang and Shan Lin and Xue Zhao and Li-li Zhou and Si Qin Shen and Shun-Li Zhou},
  year={2017}
}
Abstract The endosperm contributes approximately 80% of the final kernel weight in maize. Plant hormones that affect cell proliferation might increase endosperm cells and establish greater kernel sink capacity, which would improve grain yield. In this study, 6-benzyladenine (BA) and brassinolide (BR) were separately sprayed at tasseling to regulate kernel endosperm cell division, and EDAH (a mixture of ethephon and diethyl aminoethyl hexanoate) was foliar applied at the jointing stage to… CONTINUE READING