Influence of magnetised irrigation water on the fertigation process and potato productivity

https://doi.org/10.17221/1/2020-RAECitation:Mostafa H. (2020): Influence of magnetised irrigation water on the fertigation process and potato productivity. Res. Agr. Eng., 66: 43-51.
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An experiment was conducted for two seasons on a farm in the Mit Kenana village, Qalyobia, Egypt. The aim was to study the influence of a magnetised water technology on the fertilisers during irrigation (fertigation) and its impact on the water, soil as well as the yield and yield components for potatoes. The experiment included: Normal water (NM), magnetic water (MW), adding fertiliser before (FMW) and after magnetism (MWF). The results indicated that irrigation with magnetised water and then adding fertiliser (MWF) had a positive significant effect on the water and soil properties, the tuber engineering parameters improved and the potato productivity increased by 40.5% higher than the NM method.
The fertigation unit has to be installed after the magnetic device because the direct magnetisation of the water with the fertilisers contributes to the cracking and increases the solubility of the fertilisers that may lead to the possibility of leaching some of them away from the roots, which implies losing some of them and, therefore, decreasing the effectiveness of the fertilisers

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