Effect of presowing magnetic treatment on properties of pea
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-38040, Pakistan
Department of Physics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-38040, Pakistan
Int. Agrophys. 2012, 26(1): 25-31
The pea seeds were exposed to full-wave rectified sinusoidal magnetic fields. The effects of electromagnetic treatment on seedling growth and chlorophyll contents and have been investigated. Seed were sown after magnetic field treatment according to ISTA under controlled laboratory conditions. The magnetic filed treatment of seeds increased the growth significantly (P<0.05), while the increment in contents of chlorophyll have been found non significant (P<0.05). The shoot length, root length, root dry mass, shoot dry mass, fresh root mass and fresh shoot mass increased up to 140.5, 218.2, and 104, 263.6, 74.5, 91.3%, respectively. The result suggested that magnetic field could be used to enhance the growth in pea plant.
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