Vol. 116 No. 2 (2022)
Research Papers

Effects of Different Magnetically Treated Waters on Emergence and Growth of Snail Medic

Saeed Sharafi
Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Department of Water Science and Engineering Engineerinf, Arak University
Mohsen Nasrabadi
Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Department of Water Science and Engineering Engineerinf, Arak University
Mohammad Javad Nahvinia
Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Department of Water Science and Engineering Eng., Arak University
Published December 27, 2022
Keywords
  • Emergence index,
  • Greenhouse,
  • Magnetic field,
  • Sand culture
How to Cite
Sharafi, S., Nasrabadi, M., & Nahvinia, M. J. (2022). Effects of Different Magnetically Treated Waters on Emergence and Growth of Snail Medic. Journal of Agriculture and Environment for International Development (JAEID), 116(2), 39-50. https://doi.org/10.36253/jaeid-12531

Abstract

The present study concerns the effects of different magnetically treated waters (distilled water (as control), domestic water, saline water (-3 MPa), waste water and purified water of Arak city) on emergence and growth of Medicago scutellata (Var. Rabinson) seedlings under greenhouse conditions. The various waters were treated by passing it through 250 mT magnetic fields at flow rate of 2 lit/min. One hundred seeds per treatment were soaked in magnetically-treated waters for 12 hours and cultivated in pots with sand bed. The number of seedlings emerged was counted on daily basis, whereas growth data was measured on the 20th day after planting. Seedlings from exposed seeds to magnetically treated waters showed an improvement of 5-10 percent in the emergence and a 5-14 and 2-16 percent increase in root length and weight, respectively. Dry weight of emerged seedlings in pots by magnetically-treated waters, in comparison with those in untreated pots (control) increased for distilled water (14.4%), domestic water (16.3%), saline water (9.18%), and purified water (2.92%). The results of seedling lengths in the pots of magnetically-treated waters showed that, 5.54, 14.82, 14.67, 13.75, and 14.04 percent increased, respectively. From a practical point of view, it was concluded that could be a promising technique for agricultural improvements.

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