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Compounds and methods for improving plant performance

United States Patent

September 20, 2016
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The invention is directed to methods and compositions for increasing a growth characteristic of a plant, increasing nutrient use efficiency of a plant, or improving a plant's ability to overcome stress comprising applying a composition comprising ketosuccinamate, a derivative thereof, or a salt thereof, to the plant or to a propagation material of the plant.
Unkefer; Pat J. (Los Alamos, NM), Knight; Thomas Joseph (Bangor, ME)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM), University of Maine System Board of Trustees (Bangor, ME)
14/ 454,849
August 8, 2014
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.