MAGNETIZED WATER AS A RESOURCE OF IRRIGATION FOR THE BARLEY AND LEGUMES CULTIVATION AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDYAli Ghazi, Samah Hussein Kadhim and Asaad H. Sayer
Water shortages and salinity are chronic problems in many areas globally. In the present study, the magnetization of water of the river of General Down Stream) AL-Massab AL-Aam(in Iraq was investigated. The effect of the magnetic field was observed by measuring some physical properties of treated and untreated water. Furthermore, the suitability of magnetized water for the irrigation of legumes and barley plants was studied. The results showed that there is a noticeable change in some properties of the treated water such as pH, dissolved Oxygen and turbidity. On the other hand, there was no significant change in density. Moreover, it was found that the magnetic treatment of salty water improved its suitability for the cultivation of legumes and barley plants. The germination of the two plants was enhanced by 15 and 10% for barley and legumes respectively. Additionally, there was a noticeable improvement in the growth of the two plants when they were irrigated with the magnetized water.