Effect of EMF on the Growth Characteristics of OKRA (Abelmoschus Esculentus), TOMATO (Solanum Lycopersicum) and EGGPLANT (Solanum Melongena)

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Abstract- The study aimed to determine the effect of electro-magnetic field on the growth characteristics of Okra, Tomato and Eggplants and set to establish baseline data for farmers on the possible utilization of Electro-Magnetic Field (EMF). It was conducted on November 2011 to June 2012 and primed with the use of an inductor that produces EMF, exposing on it the Okra, Eggplants and Tomato. Susceptibility of the plants to insects and pests was also looked into by the study. The experimental and descriptive methods were used. The study found out that Okra plants when exposed to EMF grew faster and have its height, weight, sizes and number of fruits per plant significantly bigger and heavier than the Okra not exposed to EMF. On the other hand, EMF brought negative effect to Tomato. Egg plants, both exposed and not exposed to EMF were found with no significant effects on its growth characteristics. Moreover, Okra, Tomato and Eggplant plants which were exposed to EMF were observed with less number of insects and pests compared to those not exposed to EMF.A follow up study on the positive effect of EMF to the growth characteristics of Okra considering other variables is recommended.

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