Growers in Massachusetts must grow cannabis from seed. Germination is the process by which an organism is produced from seed. The Seedling stage is the most vulnerable part of a plant’s life. Therefore, increasing both germination and growth rate is a priority for all gardeners. Studies exposing a variety of seeds to an induced low-frequency magnetic field (25 mT to 200 mT) for a short period time (10-25 min) are shown to significantly improve germination and growth rate as well as the dry weight of many plants including hops. Hops are a close relative to cannabis. The cost of producing a low-frequency magnetic field is inexpensive. Therefore, it would be of benefit for cannabis growers to experiment with an induced low-frequency magnetic field to increase crop production.
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