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Magnetic and Electrical Separation
Volume 8 (1998), Issue 4, Pages 239-250

Does Magnetic Treated Water Affect Plants Via Soil Population?

1Institute for Evolution, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel
2Arava Research Station, Eilot District, Israel
3Department of Mineral Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 3200, Israel

Received 14 August 1997; Accepted 5 September 1997

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Magnetically treated water (hereinafter MTW) is water which has passed through the core of a device which contains a permanent magnet. The way MTW affects plants is not clear and one possibility is that MTW affects a plant indirectly through its effect on the soil microflora/fauna population. This theory was investigated with pepper and melon, plants which have specific (and contradictory) responses to soil disinfection. Response to MTW was observed in both crops unless soil was disinfected, thus supporting the theory of the soil microflora/fauna being involved in the MTW effect.