MAGNETIC TREATMENT OF IRRIGATION WATER AND ITSINFLUENCE ON RADISH (RAPHANUS SATIVUS) CROP:A GREEN TECHNOLOGYGottam Kishore, Ranjay Kumar Singh, C.K. Saxena, Yogesh A. Rajwade,Karan Singh and Bhushana Babu
Implementation of water treatment technologies for poor quality water may help reduce dependency onfreshwater. One promising technology among water treatment technologies is magnetic water treatment(MWT). This study was aimed to evaluate the impact of bore water, hard water (1000 ppm) and salinewater (electrical conductivity of 3 dS/m) on the plant biometric parameters and the yield of the radish. Thewater was treated in three stages: electrolysis, de-ionization and magnetization. In the pot culture experimentconducted, leaf length and leaf area index (LAI) was maximum under magnetized bore water treatmentwhich was 22.7 cm and 6.2 compared to all other treatments respectively. The fresh weight (66.2 g) washighest in magnetically treated bore water, which was statistically significant over control. Among borewater treatments, the average yield per plant (48.5 t/ha) was maximum under magnetized bore water overcontrol (43.9t/ha). Overall, the findings suggest that magnetically treated irrigation water positivelyinfluences plant growth parameters and the yield of radish.