maleic hydrazide


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maleic hydrazide

[mə′lā·ik ′hī·drə‚zīd]
(organic chemistry)
C4N2H4O2 Solid material, decomposing at 260°C; slightly soluble in alcohol and water; used as a weed killer and growth inhibitor.
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Bhat KL, Saleem T and A Bushan Effect of ethrel, maleic hydrazide and gibberellic acid on growth, yield and quality of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus Thumb.
Maleic hydrazide is commonly applied to discourage offshoot growth.
Growth Retardants for Turfgrasses Generic Name Product Name Effects Chloflurenol Maintain Absorbed by foliage, carried CF-125[R] upward and down ward; inhibits or slows cell division Maleic hydrazide Chemform[R] Absorbed by foliage, carried to De-Cut[R] areas of active growth, inhibits Retard[R] cell division in shoots, buds Siesta[R] and roots Slo-Gro[R] Super Sprout Stop[R] Maleic hydrazide Posan[R] Absorbed by foliage, carried to plus areas of active growth; chloflurenol suppresses seedhead formation Mefluidide Embark[R] Absorbed by foliage; carried upward more than downward; suppresses growth and seedhead formation