Regulation of lateral branching in Genovese Basil (Ocimum basilicum) via application of bacterial spray

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1997: $1,152.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1997
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $1,152.00
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Project Leader:


  • Additional Plants: herbs


  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    George Kellett, will investigate whether applications of cytokinin-producing bacteria will stimulate lateral branching of Genovese basil, thereby reducing the cost and labor intensive process of manually pinching off the apical meristem of each plant. The goal is to find a non-toxic, cost effective method of inducing lateral branching in edible plant species.

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