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Effects of cold plasma treatment on the growth rate of corn and eggplant plants

Sidik, M. A. B. and Buntat, Z. and Nawawi, Z. and Jambak, M. I. and Buntat, Y. and Musa, F. N. (2019) Effects of cold plasma treatment on the growth rate of corn and eggplant plants. In: International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, ICECOS 2018, 2-4 Oct 2018, Pangkal, Indonesia.



This paper investigates the effect of cold plasma on the germination, growth, and yield of corn plant. The effect of plasma plume was applied to the corn seeds to kill the bacteria on the outer surface of the seeds to investigate the effects of cold plasma towards the germination and growth rate of the seeds. The time of treatment was varied from 3, 5 and 10 minutes to identify the optimum treatment time. The result showed that the seeds that treated with 3 minutes plasma treatment germinates faster and show excellent growth rate compared to the untreated seed. This revealed that cold plasma treatment as an alternative method to promote seed germination and enhance seed growth of the corn plant.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:cold plasma, germination, growth
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:91480
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:30 Jun 2021 20:17
Last Modified:30 Jun 2021 20:17

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