How Is Auxin Used in Agriculture?

Auxins are used in agriculture for various purposes. E.g.

  • Auxins are used in plant propagation to stimulate rooting in stem cutting.
  • They promote flowering in pineapples.
  • They are widely used as weedicides to kill dicotyledonous weeds, without affecting grasses and other mature monocotyledonous plants.
  • Auxins induce parthenocarpy.
  • They inhibit the premature falling of fruits and leaves.
  • They induce xylem differentiation.

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