The Use of Microwave as Physical Method for Plant Growth Stimulation
Samir.H.Nasher
Abstract

Different chemical additives are used for rising productivity of plants. Their application causes the contamination of raw materials of food production with toxins that is dangerous for consumer’s health. On-farm safety for fresh production needs developing and implementing new methods for quality assurance. Experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of microwave radiation on germination and growth rate in seeds. In the present paper, the bioeffects of 2.45GHZ with 900W output power have been used. Chickpea seeds experimented for different exposure time (10, 20, 30,60seconds). Average length of plant recorded and compared with control seeds. Average length increase with exposure time increase up to 30sec. compared with control seeds.
Keywords: Microwave Radation, Growth Stimulation, Chickpea Seed