white to beige powder
Plant growth regulator: Ethephon is a plant growth regulator used to promote
fruit ripening, abscission, flower induction, and other responses.
It is registered for use on a number of food, feed
and nonfood crops (rubber plants, flax), greenhouse nursery
stock, and outdoor residential ornamental plants, but is used
primarily on cotton. Ethephon is applied to plant foliage by
either ground or aerial equipment. It also may be applied
by hand sprayer to certain home garden vegetables and ornamentals.
Use practice limitations include prohibitions
against applying ethephon through any type of irrigation system;
feeding or grazing livestock in treated areas; and treating
within 2 to 60 days of harvest, depending on the crop.
ChEBI: A phosphonic acid compound having a 2-chloroethyl substituent attached to the P-atom.
2-Chloroethyl)phosphonic acid (Ethephon) is the most widely used plant growth regulator. Ethephon is often used on wheat, coffee, tobacco, cotton, and rice in order to help the plant's fruit reach mat
urity more quickly. The toxicity of Ethephon is actually very low, and any Ethephon used on the plant is converted very quickly to ethylene.
AMCHEM® 68-250; ARVEST®; BASE®
250; BOLL’D®; BROMEFLOR®; BROMOFLOR®;
CAMPOSAN®; CEPHA®; CEPHA® 10LS; CERONE®;
CHIPCO® FLOREL PRO; ETHEPON®; ETHEL®;
ETHEVERSE®; ETHREL®; FINISH®; FLORDIMEX®;
FLOREL®; G-996®; KAMPOSAN®; PREP®; ROLLFRUCT®;
TERPAL® (with mepiquat chloride);
Plant growth regulator.