Magnetic field as a method of improving the quality of sowing material: a review
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Departament of Physics, University of Life Science, Akademicka 13, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
Departament of Physics and Mechanics, College of Agricultural Engineering, Technical University, Ciudad Universitaria s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Int. Agrophys. 2015, 29(3): 377–389
The effect of magnetic field on the growth and yield of crop plants is presented based on 80 references on the studies of many authors. The introduction gives an outline of the history of the effect of magnetic field on biological organisms including plants since the second half of the 19th century. Then the role of static and alternating magnetic fields is discussed in relation to seed germination, root and stem growth, yield, protein and chlorophyll content, rhizosphere community.