Effects of magnetic treatment of water on the growth, yield and quality of maize

  • K.O. Yusuf
  • I.O. Olorunkunle
Keywords: crop booster, irrigation, magnetic treatment of water, magnetized water, maize

Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the effect of magnetic treatment of water on the growth, yield and quality of maize. Three magnetic flux densities of 443, 319 and 124 gauss (G) produced by the electromagnet were used to treat the water and they were lablelled as T1, T2 and T3, respectively. The water was called magnetically treated water (MTW) after passing through magnetic field and a control experiment (Tc) was irrigated with non–magnetically treated water (NMTW). The maize was planted in 20 buckets in a transparent garden shed for 90 days and irrigated with magnetically treated water. A completely randomized design (CRD) experimental layout was used in this study in which each treatment was replicated five times. The heights of maize plant irrigated with MTW and NMTW (Tc) T1, T2 T3, and Tc after 66 days were 860, 750, 662 and 605 mm, respectively. The yields after 90 days for T1, T2 T3, and Tc (control experiment) were 556.6, 472.6, 469.7 and 383.6 g, respectively. The effect of MTW on the yield was statistically significant.

Keywords: crop booster, irrigation, magnetic treatment of water, magnetized water, maize

Published
2016-10-04
Section
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