Indian Journal of Agricultural Research

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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 52 issue 3 (june 2018) : 310-314

Influence of magnetic field on the capsules per leaf node of Sesamum indicum L.

S.F. Fazeli Kakhki, M. Goldani, A. Ghasemi Arian
1Khorasan Razavi Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center, AREEO, Mashhad, Iran.
Cite article:- Kakhki Fazeli S.F., Goldani M., Arian Ghasemi A. (2018). Influence of magnetic field on the capsules per leaf node of Sesamum indicum L.. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 52(3): 310-314. doi: 10.18805/IJARe.A-330.
For studying the effect of magnetic field on the number of capsules in each Sesamum indicum L. node, an experiment was carried out in a factorial randomized complete block design with three replications in Mashhad/Iran during 2017. The experiment consisted of  three time use of fixed magnetic field as 1 Tesla (MF1 = 0, MF2 = 1, and MF3 = 10 min), and two kinds of caps as single-cap (CAP1) and multi-cap (CAP2) seeds. The results showed that the highest number of single-cap nodes and multi-cap nodes per plant were obtained from the application of MF3 treatment in CAP2 as 33.9 and 21.9 nodes, respectively and also obtained the highest numbers of capsules per plant with MF3 in CAP2. There was a significant correlation between seed weight and number of capsules per plant too (R=0.53*). 
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