Response of Young Phoenix dactylifera L. Date Palm Trees to Irrigation with Magnetized Water

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences , Kufa University, Iraq



Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) is one of the most important crops for which Iraq is famous. As a result of increased water salinity and the lack of rain in recent years. The technique of magnetizing water has been tried to irrigate palm trees. For the purpose of studying the effect of magnetization on leaf content of some biomarkers. The research was carried out during the years 2019 and 2020, when sixty-three-year-old date palm trees were selected from the variety (Barhi), which are densely textured and planted in the orchard of the tissue date palm station / Ministry of Agriculture located in the desert region of Najaf Governorate. As (well water and river water) were used before and after magnetization by watering the soil around the palm on a weekly basis for sixteen consecutive periods starting from 2/6/2019, results measurements were made for total chlorophyll, total protein, amino acid proline and carbohydrates. The results showed that the magnetization of the water caused significant increases in the leaf content of total chlorophyll, carbohydrates and total protein, and a significant decrease in its content of the amino acid proline. The results indicate that the magnetization of irrigation water increases the efficiency of the palm plant in tolerance saline water and increases its vital properties in the case of irrigation with magnetized river water. These results improve the process of cultivation and management of date palm farms and contribute to increasing production.


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