Effects of Paclobutrazol on Dry Matter Distribution and Yield in Peanut
Senoo Sachiko; Isoda Akihiro
Plant Production Science
Paclobutrazol (PB) an inhibitor of endogenous gibberellin synthesis was applied to peanut plants altered dry-matter distribution and increased seed yield. PB solution at a concentration of 100 200 or 400 ppm was sprayed on foliage at the beginning of the pod formation stage (BPFS) the early pod filling stage (EPFS) and the middle pod filling stage (MPFS). The height of the plants treated with PB at BPFS and EPFS was shorter than that of the control plants by more than 10 and 5 cm respectively. The pod number of the plants treated with 100 or 200 ppm PB at any developmental stage was higher than that of the plants treated with 0 or 400 ppm PB. The seed yield was increased by PB applied at any stage and the yield after the treatment with 100 or 200 ppm PB at BPFS or EPFS was approximately 370 g m-2.