Promising results in application of Pulsed Radio Frequency on seed quality improvement

Promising results in application of Pulsed Radio Frequency on seed quality improvement

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A scientific paper was published recently, describing the effects of pulsed radio frequency on seed quality.

The download of this paper is available in the folowing link

The main conclusions of the researchers were:

  1. Presowing treatments with pulsed radio frequency is a promising, non-invasive, non-chemical and environmentally  friendly method that may be used to improve the health status and vigour of vegetable species seeds, produced in ecological and integrated systems.
  2. The elaborated parameters of pulsed radio frequency favourably affected the health, dynamics and the number of germinated seeds produced, as well as the emergence and growth of beetroot, garden dill and lettuce plants. For this reason, they may be recommended in the organic production of the plant species studied.
  3. The evaluated parameters and methods of the presowing seed treatments of selected vegetable species with pulsed radio frequency, allow organic crops to achieve the high standards of seed quality, which are required in EU countries (Council Directive 202/55 / EC of 13 June 2002 on the marketing of material for sowing vegetables).