sjohnson at mtsu.edu
Fri Feb 7 08:27:18 EST 2003
i'd be interested to read this site - what is the url?
it would be interesting to challenge students to find the flaws in this
information, like the points gini berg mentioned, with or without the
[moderator's note - I searched google for "sonic bloom" and found loads
of sights... How long has it been around? - Jon Monroe]
> > This is what one site said:
> > "Bird song stimulates the opening of the stomata of leafy plants, thus
> > enabling them to respire and take on nutrients from the air. The sonic
> > bloom technology utilises this knowledge. By broadcasting birdsong
> > frequencies (embedded in music) and spraying a nutrient rich mist over the
> > plants, the plants can be stimulated into taking on much more nutrient than
> > in normal conditions and greatly increased growth can be seen. Flowering
> > and fruiting is also improved, and resistance to blights and disease
> > increased. Plants exibit hitherto unseen patterns of growth, given the
> > inexhaustable supply and take up of nutrient, these new patterns are
> > carried on to the next generation. The challenge is to integrate this
> > technology into the farming system of the future in harmony with nature. It
> > remains to be seen whether this is possible."
> > have you encountered this? What do you think?
> > Martha Phillips
> > Biology Dept.
> > The College of St. Catherine
> > mmphillips at stkate.edu
> > ---
> There is a certain madness comes over one at the mere site of a good map.
> -Freya Stark, "Letters from Syria"
> Dr. Virginia Berg
> Professor, Plant Physiology
> Biology Department
> University of Northern Iowa
> Cedar Falls, IA USA 50614-0421
> bergv at uni.edu
> office: 319 273-2770
> fax: 319 273-2893
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