The Effect of Magnetic Water and Concentration of Nutrient Solution on Phytochemical Characteristics and Morphological Traits of Physalis Plant

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Water Engineering Department, Agriculture Faculty, Urmia University, Urmia-Iran

2 Faculty Member, Water Engineering Department, Agriculture Faculty, Urmia University, Urmia-Iran

3 Faculty Member, Horticulture Sciences Department, Agriculture Faculty, Urmia University, Urmia-Iran

4 Faculty Member, Physics Department, Science Faculty, Urmia University, Urmia-Iran


This study was carried out to investigate the effect of different levels of magnetic intensity (0, 0.2, 0.3 and 0.4 tesla) and different concentrations of nutrient solusion (0.25, 0.50, 0.75 and 1 unit of Hogland) on phytochemical and morphological changes of Physalis, as one of the high valuable species of medicinal plants. The results showed that the effect of the combined treatments on all phytochemical properties (with the except of antioxidant activity factor), as well as all morphological traits, was significant at 1% level. The maximum significant and positive effect on phytochemical factors improving chlorophyll b characteristic 15 times was obtained under 0.4 tesla magnetic intensity and 50% Hoagland concentration. Also, the most significant positive effect on morphological factors improving fruit weight by 2.5 times was obtained under 0.3 tesla magnetic intensity and 0.75 Hoagland concentration. In general, the application of magnetic water and nutrient solution concentration is suggested to be considered in Physalis production plannings.


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