Impact of RF and LEDs on plants growth

A. Al Saadi, M. Al Rashdi, H. Al-Nassri, Z. Nadir*, M. Khan

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The agriculture sector is one of the most important sectors supporting the Gross National Product of many countries throughout globe. Improving the agricultural productivity with minimal natural resources is the possible solution to mitigate the worldwide food shortage. This paper discusses a new useful agricultural method by using electromagnetic fields to improve the seed germination and crop yields. Also, this study explored the possible impacts of LEDs with different colours to enhance seed germination. These applications may also have had a positive effect on increasing crop production in the longer term. This research focuses in studying the impact of electromagnetic field, red and blue LEDs on cucumber and marigold plants and analysing the plants after the application of these electromagnetic field treatments. The EM field was produced using RF transmitter of 2.4 GHz with horn antenna to expose the experiment plants to the maximum in order to get the best possible outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET Conference Publications
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
EditionCP750
ISBN (Electronic)9781785618161, 9781785618437, 9781785618468, 9781785618871, 9781785619427, 9781785619694, 9781785619915, 9781839530029, 9781839530036
ISBN (Print)9781785617911
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Event7th Brunei International Conference on Engineering and Technology 2018, BICET 2018 - Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Duration: Nov 12 2018Nov 14 2018

Publication series

NameIET Conference Publications
NumberCP750
Volume2018

Conference

Conference7th Brunei International Conference on Engineering and Technology 2018, BICET 2018
CountryBrunei Darussalam
CityBandar Seri Begawan
Period11/12/1811/14/18

Keywords

  • Cell phone frequencies
  • Membrane damage
  • Plants response
  • RF impact

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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