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Effect of magnetic water treatment on the growth and yield of Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) in hydroponics system

Marvin D. Adorio, John Paul D. Galvan, Mhell Ruth Ann C. Simon, Romar P. Razote

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.21(5), 225-230, November 2022

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This study investigates the influence of magnetic treatment on the growth and yield of lettuce, as measured by plant height, the number of leaves per plant, leaf length, leaf area, root length, and fresh weight. The collected data were compiled and statistically analyzed using Analysis of Variance arranged in Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) configuration with four treatments repeated three times. The least significant difference (LSD) test was used to determine differences between treatment means. The use of magnetized water in a hydroponic system significantly increased the parameters of growth performance (height, leaf area, leaf length, root length, and fresh weight) of lettuce. Further, the number of leaves per plant, plant height, leaf length, leaf area, and fresh weight increase as the number of magnets increases. These results implied that magnetic water technology applied in hydroponics could help increase crop growth and yield performance with less water.

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Effect of magnetic water treatment on the growth and yield of Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) in hydroponics system

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