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Magnetic-time model at off-season germination

Tarlochan Singh Mahajan
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Published Online: 2014-02-13 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/intag-2013-0027

Abstract

Effect of static magnetic field on germination of mung beans is described. Seeds of mung beans, were exposed in batches to static magnetic fields of 87 to 226 mT intensity for 100 min. Magnetic time constant - 60.743 Th (Tesla hour) was determined experimentally. High value of magnetic time constant signifies lower effect of magnetic field on germination rate as this germination was carried out at off-season (13°C). Using decay function, germination magnetic constant was calculated. There was a linear increase in germination magnetic constant with increasing intensity of magnetic field. Calculated values of mean germination time, mean germination rate, germination rate coefficient, germination magnetic constant, transition time, water uptake, indicate that the impact of applied static magnetic field improves the germination of mung beans seeds even in off-season

Keywords: decay function; magnetic-time model; Malthus- Verhulst functions; mung beans seeds

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Published Online: 2014-02-13

Published in Print: 2014-03-01


Citation Information: International Agrophysics, Volume 28, Issue 1, Pages 57–62, ISSN (Print) 0236-8722, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/intag-2013-0027.

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