Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3828

Full Length Research Paper

Citrullus lanatus plant response to irrigation water magnetized in sandy soil

Djilani GHEMAM AMARA
  • Djilani GHEMAM AMARA
  • Department of Biology, Faculty of Nature and Life Sciences, University of El Oued, 39000, Algeria.
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Hacene LAOUEDJ
  • Hacene LAOUEDJ
  • Department of Biology, Faculty of Nature and Life Sciences, University of El Oued, 39000, Algeria.
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Ahmed Elkhalifa CHEMSA
  • Ahmed Elkhalifa CHEMSA
  • Department of Biology, Faculty of Nature and Life Sciences, University of El Oued, 39000, Algeria.
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Khaled KHERRAZ
  • Khaled KHERRAZ
  • Department of Biology, Faculty of Nature and Life Sciences, University of El Oued, 39000, Algeria.
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Said TOUATI
  • Said TOUATI
  • Laboratory of Biology, Environment and Health (LBEH), University of El Oued, 39000, Algeria.
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Zeïd ALIA
  • Zeïd ALIA
  • Department of Biology, Faculty of Nature and Life Sciences, University of El Oued, 39000, Algeria.
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TOUATIHAMAD larouaci
  • TOUATIHAMAD larouaci
  • Department of Biology, Faculty of Nature and Life Sciences, University of El Oued, 39000, Algeria.
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Ahmed IBED
  • Ahmed IBED
  • Department of Biology, Faculty of Nature and Life Sciences, University of El Oued, 39000, Algeria.
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Hamza BOUGRINAT
  • Hamza BOUGRINAT
  • company professional hydraulic (CPH) Water treatment product manager at CPH Hydraulique
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  •  Received: 21 November 2022
  •  Accepted: 31 March 2023
  •  Published: 31 May 2023

Abstract

In this study, the productivity of the red watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) crop in arid regions with saline water is examined in relation to the effects of magnetic treatment of irrigation water. The greenhouse experiments compared two treatments (magnetic treatment of irrigation water) and (no magnetic treatment of irrigation water). Magnetic treatment device delta water with a power of 14500 gausses (1.45 T) that was delivered from the company professional hydraulic (CPH) was used for vegetative traits on growing periods and quantitative, qualitative, and chemical production characteristics at maturity. The leaf area and the number of seedlings treated with magnetic water (MW) increased significantly by 8.7 and 1.4%, respectively, compared to control seedlings. Leaf holder length also decreased. Except for plant height prior to branching, it also demonstrated a notable increase in stem characteristics. Magnetic water (MW) enhanced the yield characteristics (quantitative, qualitative, and chemical), resulting in increases in the number of fruits produced per plant 11.4%, fruit weight 2%, the weight of a kilogram of seeds, and yield, respectively with 0.34, 10.34 and 16.5% decrease in fruit peel thickness. Additionally, it revealed that the sugar content had increased by 15.4% and that the acidity and electrical conductivity (EC) had changed. By adding magnetic treatment to irrigation water, fruits ripen earlier and have better texture, traceability and homogeneity.

Key words:  Magnetic water, Citrullus lanatus, productivity, irrigation.