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The Use of Physical Factors for Seed Quality Improvement of Horticultural Plants

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Due to the common trend towards limitation of excessive use of chemicals in agriculture, there is a growth of interest in methods of seed quality improvement that would be safe for the environment. These include methods based on the effect of various physical factors, such as laser light, magnetic field, seed treatment with magnetized water, electric field. The work provides detailed information on the impact of seed stimulation of these factors on germination, growth, development and yielding of horticultural plants. Summarizing the results of the study, it can be concluded that the application of physical factors in appropriate doses can be an effective way to enhance many plant parameters that increase their productivity. The beneficial effects of seed stimulation are mainly related to the first stages of plant life, i.e. – germination, emergence and growth of seedlings. In many cases, the enhancement of these features is also the result of the increase of plant yields. The increase of yield is even several dozen percent. The results of the study encourage the implementation of these physical methods of seed quality improvement into agricultural and horticultural practice.

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Implementation of Safety Assurance System in Food Production in Poland

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Milk acetone determination by the photometrical method after microdiffusion and via FT infra-red spectroscopy

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The Use of Soy Flour in Yellow Maize-Amaranth Gluten-free Bread Production

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The Use of Constructed Wetlands for Nitrogen Removal from Agricultural Drainage: a Review

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Effect of Different Organic Wastes on Soil Propertie s and Plant Growth and Yield: a Review

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Developmental Competence of CMV-Fut Transgenic and Non-Transgenic Pig Embryos Cultured in Vitro / Potencjał Rozwojowy CMV-Fut Transgenicznych I Nietransgenicznych Zarodków Świni Hodowanych In Vitro

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Application of solid-phase extraction for isolation of coumarins from wine samples

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Feeding Wheat Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) to Laying Hens and its Effect on Performance and Egg Quality

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Induction of 2n pollen by colchicine in Populus × popularis and its triploids breeding

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