Impact of RF electromagnetic field on cucumber and tomato plants

F. Al-Kathiri, K. Al-Raisi, K. Al-Hinai, M. Al-Droushi, M. Khan, Z. Nadir

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Abstract

Agriculture sector is one of the essential sectors to any nation. This sector is a challenging domain worldwide due to multiple biotic and abiotic stresses. The search for finding new agricultural technologies to enhance the crop productivity is a prime goal. Exposure of crop seeds or plants from short to longer term radio frequency and electromagnetic fields may have positive or negative effects on plant growth/development and final productivity. The focus of the research work was to study the impact of fixed radio frequency and electromagnetic field exposures on cucumber and tomato plants growth/development and leaf membrane stability. Initial results of studies showed that the electromagnetic field treatment generated a little stressed environment to crop plants. Both crop plants demonstrated reduced plant growth and development with impaired membrane. This phenomenon was more distinct as the treatment time proceeded. The higher electrolyte leakage coupled with reduced plant growth and development may be a function of free radical processes prompted by the EMF environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th IEEE Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, IEEE IEMCON 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509009961
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 16 2016
Event7th IEEE Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, IEEE IEMCON 2016 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Oct 13 2016Oct 15 2016

Other

Other7th IEEE Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, IEEE IEMCON 2016
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period10/13/1610/15/16

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation
  • Information Systems

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