EFFECT OF MAGNETIC FIELD ON OCIMUM BASILICUM SEED GERMINATION AND SEEDLING GROWTH.
It is well-known that radiation of various wavelengths influences the growth of plants and other organisms in various ways. The earth magnetic field influences the movement and absorption of elements. The effect of magnetic forces on Ocimum basilicum seed germination and seedling growth was studied. The experiment included four treatments, two concentrations of potassium nitrate (2g/L and 3 g/L), the use of a static magnetic field and a control. Results showed that ocimum seeds germinated more rapidly when subjected to a magnetic field. The number of germinated seeds, the length of radicle and primary stem were also significantly higher than without a magnetic field. Also lateral root initiation and growth rate were significantly different in a magnetic field.
Soltani, F., Kashi, A. and Arghavani, M. (2006). EFFECT OF MAGNETIC FIELD ON OCIMUM BASILICUM SEED GERMINATION AND SEEDLING GROWTH.. Acta Hortic. 723, 279-282
length, ocimum basilicum, radicle, seed germination