The effects of magnetic fields on plant growth and health

@inproceedings{Fu2012TheEO,
  title={The effects of magnetic fields on plant growth and health},
  author={Edward G. Fu},
  year={2012}
}
  • E. Fu
  • Published 2012
  • Biology
A study was conducted to test the hypothesis that a magnetic field can affect plant growth and health. [] Key Method The study divided plants into three groups. The first group of plant seeds grew in a low magnetic field. The second group grew in a high magnetic field. The third group grew in the absence of a magnetic field, serving as a control group. Several growth parameters were measured, including the germination rate, plant height, and leaf size.

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Edward Fu is 15 years old and doing Biology and Chemistry at University High School in California. He is on the Science Olympiad Team at his school and won a medal in 8 th and 10 th grades