Plasma treatment will lift agriculture: biologists found how to increase plant growth and productivity

Plasma seed treatment will help agriculture

A plasma treatment will optimize crop growth and yield. That conclusion was reached by a group of physicists, chemists and biologists studying the possibility of using plasma in the agro-industrial complex. They not only propose to use the method they are investigating, but insist on the need to use the plasma treatment in agriculture. The result will be accelerated germination of crops.

In fact, the4 plasma treatment will allow the plants to become stronger, their growth will accelerate, and the yield will be higher. Since it was first discovered that plasma processing could lead to faster crop growth, the scientists have been working together to identify the mechanisms that govern the phenomenon.

The use of the plasma method in the agro-industrial complex requires a special approach in order to get a good harvest without negative consequences for plants or soil. A biochemist Alexander Volkov says that if the plasma is applied for too short period of time, then the expected effect will not be at all, but if plasma is used for too long, it can cause changes or damage to plant DNA.

The specialists from the Oakwood University are studying the effects of the plasma on plants. They proposed the option of treating seeds by exposing them to a plasma ball, a glass sphere that generates filaments of glowing gas.

Thus, an ordinary children's toy turns into a device that improves the wetting properties of the seed surface. The experiments carried out proved the high efficiency of the proposed method that actually corrugated the surface of the seeds, thereby accelerating their germination.

But plasma does not affect all types of seeds in the same way. The scientists are finding out what types of seeds should not be subjected to that treatment. And in parallel, they found out the highest plasma effect is manifested in the seeds of grapes, acacia, wheat and sorghum.