Uniconazole, an experimental plant growth regulator, was applied as a foliar spray and a medium drench to 13 and 7 species, resp. Shoot dry weight was determined at 60, 90, and 120 days after treatment. Sixty days after treatment, shoot dry weight of no species was affected by uniconazole. At 90 and 120 days, shoot dry weight of all species, except golden privet (Ligustrum × vicaryi), Russian-olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia), and waxleaf privet (Ligustrum lucidum), decreased with increasing rates of uniconazole, regardless of method of application. Degree of growth reduction varied by species, rate, and method of application. For most species, uniconazole was effective in suppressing growth for 120 days. Generally greater reduction of shoot growth resulted from drench application compared to foliar application.

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Technical assistance of William Reece, Everett Whitman, Shari Eakes, and Janet Cole, and financial assistance of Valent USA Corporation is gratefully acknowledged .

2Assistant Professor.