Irrigation with Magnetized Water, a Novel Tool for Improving Crop Production in Egypt
Agricultural sciences take an interest not only in the common and valued crop-forming factors, but also in those less expensive, safe environmentally and generally underestimated. The technology of magnetic water has been widely studied and been adopted in the field of agriculture in many countries (Australia, USA, China and Japan), but in Egypt available reviews on the application of magnetize water in agriculture is very limited.
Therefore, the present work has been carried out to study the response of growth, yields, yield components and some chemical constituents of monocotyledonous (wheat and flax) and dicotyledonous (chick-pea and lentil) for irrigation with magnetized and tap water under green house conditions. Based on results out of our experiments, all crops, which had been irrigated with magnetic water, have shown a significant increase
in vegetative growths, chemical constituents, i.e. photosynthetic pigments (chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b and carrotenoids), total phenols and total indole over the control plants. The magnetized water treatment showed an increase in the number of protein bands as compared to the control. Moreover, magnetized water treatments resulted in an increased yield and yield component traits of all crops. The increase in seeds’ yield/plant in
monocotyledonous crops went up to 10.00% and 33.33% used for flax and wheat, respectively and in dicotyledonous crops reached to 26.92% and 46.62%, for lentil and check-pea, respectively compared to crops that had been watered by tap water.
It appears that the preliminary study on the utilization of magnetized water can lead to an improvement in terms of quantity and quality of the crop production under Egyptian condition.