Effect of Magnetized Water and Priming on Yield of Morphological Traits of Plant Radish under Drought Stress

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D. Candidate in Irrigation And Drainage Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.

2 Associate Professor, Department Of Water science Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.

3 Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.

4 Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.


Many scientists have discovered the useful effects of magnetic field in agriculture and are have become interested because cheap and eco-friendly technique. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of magnetized water and priming with magnetized water under drought stress on some morphological traits of radish plant. The experiment was carried out with factorial experiment in completely randomized design with three type water treatment, four priming treatment and three irrigation deficit treatment in four replications in greenhouse ferdousi university of mashhad. After harvesting, root cleaning was performed, and the most important morphological indices including fresh and dry weight of three plant parts, tuber length and diameter, leaf area, tuber density, root length and tuber volume and root volume were measured. Results showed that with increasing drought stress all measured traits decreased but the use of magnetic water has improved all the traits, So that the simple effect of magnetized water for one hour increased leaf area, shoot and tuber dry weight, shoot, root and tuber fresh weight, root length, diameter and tuber length and tuber and root mass by is respectively 15, 24, 56, 20, 48, 80, 11, 11, 31, 85 and 50 Percent but in priming treatment, leaf area, fresh and dry weight of shoot, tuber fresh and dry weight and tuber density had no significant effect. In general, the results showed that magnetized water protects radish plant as a protective agent against drought stress and cause increasing plant yield and decreasing water consumption.


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