Students at the University have discovered a way to increase the yield of vegetables

© RIA Novosti / Eugene Bytovoi and fruit. Archival photoStudents at the University have discovered a way to increase the yield of vegetables© RIA Novosti / Eugene biyatov

Students of the far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) has developed an innovative technology for increasing productivity in agriculture with the help of hydro-acoustic waves, according to the University.

«Students in the Engineering school proved experimentally that low-frequency hydroacoustic waves have a positive effect on germination of seeds of different crops. The young scientists, the new method will improve the yield even in harsh climate. In their study, the students of the Department of engineering of the University used the generator which was developed earlier by associate Professor albert Gorleikov for radiation of low frequencies (60-700 Hz)», — stated in the message.

Initially, the generator was designed to deter marine mammals from dangerous areas, the researchers then began to see the effects of radiation on plants.

Students of the University made experiments on seeds of cucumbers, tomatoes and eggplant. The results of the three-week test showed that the experimental plants were noticeably larger and stronger than those that the treatment was not exposed, according to the University.

According to Gorelikova, hydroacoustic elastic waves are completely safe for plants and future consumers, and the method is suitable for growing organic vegetables. The plan of scientists is to undertake further studies with Primorskaya state agricultural Academy and to test the generator at the Fig.

The results of the research students of the University presented at the international forum «agro far East and Siberia 2017», where they became interested in several coastal agricultural companies.