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Physical Methods for Stimulation of Plant and Mushroom Development

Chemical additives used for increasing plant productivity can contaminate the raw materials used in food production. Physical methods represent alternative promising sources for stimulating plant and mushroom development and increasing vegetable production. Many physical factors are currently used for plant treatment, including electromagnetic waves, optical emission, laser, magnetic field, gamma rays and ultrasound and ionizing radiation. This book discusses these physical methods for stimulation of plant and mushroom development and seed invigoration. Current research trends, future research directions and challenges are also discussed. This book will be of interest to many readers, researchers and scientists who can find this information useful for the advancement of their research works towards a better understanding of physical methods in plant and mushroom development.

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Physical Methods for Stimulation of Plant and Mushroom DevelopmentEdited by Mohamed A. El-Esawi

Published: September 26th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69094

ISBN: 978-1-78923-749-8

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-748-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-374-1

Copyright year: 2018

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5939 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

7 Web of Science Citations

7 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Physical Methods for Stimulating Plant Growth and Development

By Mohamed A. El-Esawi


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2. The Effect of Leaf Removal–Based Physical Injury on High Seed and Crude Oil Yields in Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

By Mustafa Yildiz, Mehdi Taher, Marieh Javani, Ramazan Beyaz and Mehtap Gursoy


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3. A Bayesian Multiple-Trait and Multiple-Environment Model Using the Matrix Normal Distribution

By Osval A. Montesinos-López, Abelardo Montesinos-López, José Cricelio Montesinos-López, José Crossa, Francisco Javier Luna- Vázquez and Josafhat Salinas-Ruiz


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4. Branch Formation and Yield by Flower Bud or Shoot Removal in Tomato

By Katsumi Ohta


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5. Using Abrasive Grit for Weed Management in Field Crops

By Michael Carlson, Frank Forcella, Sam Wortman and Sharon A. Clay


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6. Use of Some Bacteria and Mycorrhizae as Biofertilizers in Vegetable Growing and Beneficial Effects in Salinity and Drought Stress Conditions

By Özlem Altuntaş and İbrahim Kutalmış Kutsal


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7. High-Voltage Methods for Mushroom Fruit-Body Developments

By Koichi Takaki, Katsuyuki Takahashi and Yuichi Sakamoto


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