Cotton Plant Irrigation (Uzbekistan)
EXCERPTS FROM REPORT OF THE WATER PROBLEM INSTITUTE AT THE SCIENCE ACADEMY OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN ON APPLICATION OF MAGNETIC TECHNOLOGIES FOR IRRIGATION OF COTTON PLANTS
The Water Problem Institute of the Republic of Uzbekistan allotted one of its testing grounds in 1998 for field trials of a magnetic system supplied by Magnetic Technologies L.L.C., a company based in the United Arab Emirates. The said system was used for irrigation of cotton plants.
The purpose of tests was to study the impact of magnetic water charged by the magnetic system on growth, evolution and yield of the cotton plants.
The efficiency of the water thus magnetized and its effects on the plants was assessed on an irrigated plot of land with the area of 10 hectares. The plot was split into two parts (3 and 7 hectares, respectively) with identical soil, water and other natural conditions. Both sub-plots were irrigated by the water from discharge pipes that had been specially laid down there. The 3 hectare sub-plot had a magnetotron (magnetic system) installed at the beginning of the discharge pipe whilst the other lot (7 hectares) was irrigated by usual water.
On the same day of April 20, 1998 the cotton seeds (grade C 6524) were planted all across the testing ground. Thinning out and weeding took place at the same time. The standing density averaged 85,000 plants for both areas. Additional fertilization and irrigation was provided in identical quantities and at a fixed time. Soil and phenological monitoring was made on a regular basis on the testing plots.
Distinguishing features of the cotton plant growth came to the fore at the outset of cotton blossoming with essential particularities being revealed at the stage of fruit formation. The height of cotton plants on the sub-plot irrigated by magnetic water was by 30 cm more than that irrigated by normal water. The magnetic sub-plot had 22-24 cotton bolls whereas the land with usual irrigation produced as few as 12-14 units. The cotton plants ripened on the magnetic sub-plot 10-12 days ahead of those on the collated area.
Analysis of the cotton yield provided the indication of 3,200 kg/hectare for the magnetic sub-plot and 2,000 kg/hectare for the usual one, respectively.
Heading from the foregoing, it can be seen that the one-year testing of magnetic systems manufactured by Magnetic Technologies L.L.C., U.A.E. for irrigation of cotton plants has proved to be extremely efficient. Furthermore, the said magnetic equipment required neither technical maintenance nor special training to handle it for the operational period.
It is quite natural that a broad range of magnetic applications as suggested by Magnetic Technologies L.L.C., U.A.E should considerable enhance the capacities of irrigation farming.
Director of Water Problem Institute
Science Academy of the Republic of Uzbekistan