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Lunar Influence on Plants in Agriculture? Perspective from Physics and Biology

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Abstract: This paper reviews the beliefs which drive some agricultural sectors to consider the lunar
influence as either a stress or a beneficial factor when it comes to organizing their tasks. To address
the link between lunar phases and agriculture from a scientific perspective, we conducted a review
of textbooks and monographs used to teach agronomy, botany, horticulture and plant physiology;
we also consider the physics that address the effects of the Moon on our planet. Finally, we review the
scientific literature on plant development, specifically searching for any direct or indirect reference
to the influence of the Moon on plant physiology. We found that there is no reliable, science-based
evidence for any relationship between lunar phases and plant physiology in any plant–science related
textbooks or peer-reviewed journal articles justifying agricultural practices conditioned by the Moon.
Nor does evidence from the field of physics support a causal relationship between lunar forces and
plant responses. Therefore, popular agricultural practices that are tied to lunar phases have no
scientific backing. We strongly encourage teachers involved in plant sciences education to objectively
address pseudo-scientific ideas and promote critical thinking.
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4395/10/7/955/pdf
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There will still be a lot of seeds popping come full moon....
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It works im a moonatic.....................lol
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"Therefore, popular agricultural practices that are tied to lunar phases have no scientific backing."

Hippies weeping everywhere :Stoned:
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I notice though that all they did was hit the library lol, how many actual experiments have been done into germination rates and growth speeds during different moon phases? They seem to be trying to prove a negative by saying nobody has ever documented it.

Just because it's never been measured, doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
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FX wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:05 pm
I notice though that all they did was hit the library lol, how many actual experiments have been done into germination rates and growth speeds during different moon phases? They seem to be trying to prove a negative by saying nobody has ever documented it.

Just because it's never been measured, doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
Agreed. they stacked pre-existing data against practices without a physical application

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Come accross this from RQS @GMO

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MrNice wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:05 pm
Come accross this from RQS @GMO

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I do love an infographioc. but it doesnt help this discussion. just like offering a feed schedule :suicide:

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GMO wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:15 pm
MrNice wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:05 pm
Come accross this from RQS @GMO

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I do love an infographioc. but it doesnt help this discussion. just like offering a feed schedule :suicide:
LOL ...........cant please every one :idn:
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