Impact of low frequency magnetic fields on yield and quality of sugar beet
M. Rochalska 1
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K. Grabowska 2
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Department of Plant Physiology,Faculty of Agriculture and Biology, University of Agriculture, Nowoursynowska 159, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland
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Department of Soil Environment Sciences Faculty of Agriculture and Biology, University of Agriculture, Nowoursynowska 159, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland
 
Int. Agrophys. 2009, 23(2): 163–174
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Pre-sowing treatment of seeds using a low frequency magnetic field (16 Hz, 5mT) and its impact on the yield and quality of plants were investigated. Magnetic treatments increased the emergence of seeds, especially for low vigour seeds. The chlorophyll content also increased significantly. As a result, the yield of plant roots was increased. The magnetic field also influenced the content of sugar in the root of the beet.
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