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ethephon

[′eth·ə‚fän]
(organic chemistry)
C2H6ClO3P A white solid with a melting point of 74.75°C; very soluble in water; used as a growth regulator for tomatoes, apples, cherries, and walnuts. Also known as CEPHA.
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BOUND, S.A.Optimising crop load and fruit quality of 'Packham's Triumph' pear with ammonium thiosulfate, ethephon and 6-benzyladenine.
elegans (parathion, dichlorvos, diazinon, lindane, methyl isothiocyanate, carbaryl, isoxaben, and ethephon), were examined.
Similarly, Al-Masoum and Al-Masri (1999) reported that plants treated with ethephon at 250, 350 and 450 ppm sprayed at seedling stage (two to four true leaves stage), produced late number of nodes to the first female flowers with more numbers in cucumber.
The decision proved providential, as Leopold, whose book introduced him to growth regulators, taught advanced plant physiology at the university and eventually came up with a paper on Ethrel, with the main ingredient ethephon, as a plant growth regulator.
There are three major areas to be researched in banana post harvest handling, a) to standardized ripening regimes (temp, ethylene, ethephon, I MCP etc) b) post-harvest treatments to minimize rots (anthracnose and stem end rots) and c) physiochemical studies (finger drop and finger splitting) after ripening.
Mahajan, "Ethylene and ethephon induced fruit ripening in pear," Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest Research, vol.2, no.3, pp.45-51,2011.
[13] "Commission Regulation (EU) No 978/2011 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for acetamiprid, biphenyl, captan, chlorantraniliprole, cyflufenamid, cymoxanil, dichlorprop-P, difenoconazole, dimethomorph, dithiocarbamates, epoxiconazole, ethephon, flutriafol, fluxapyroxad, isopyrazam, propamocarb, pyraclostrobin, pyrimethanil and spirotetramat in or on certain products," Official Journal of the European Union, L 258/12, 2011.