Old Forestry Traditions and Modern Chronobiological Research: Lunar-Cycle-Related Sowing Time Influences Effectively Initial Plant Growth

Mikulecky, Miroslav; Zürcher, Ernst (2014). Old Forestry Traditions and Modern Chronobiological Research: Lunar-Cycle-Related Sowing Time Influences Effectively Initial Plant Growth Global Journal of Botanical Science, 2(1), pp. 32-36. 10.12974/2311-858X.2014.02.01.5

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After a preliminary trial, 12 successive sowings (with 4 repetitions each) of the panafrican tree Maesopsis eminii had been realized, at alternating dates 2 days before Full Moon (FM) and 2 days before New Moon (NM) [1]. The mean height of the young plants 4 months after sowing was by 3 centimeters (= ca. 19%) larger for sowings before FM compared to sowings before NM. This phenomenon, now re-evaluated by Halberg´s cosinor regression, was statistically significant partly on the level α = 0.05, partly 0.1.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering

Name:

Mikulecky, Miroslav and
Zürcher, Ernst

Subjects:

Q Science > QK Botany

ISSN:

2311-858X

Language:

English

Submitter:

Admin import user

Date Deposited:

02 Dec 2019 16:28

Last Modified:

02 Dec 2019 16:28

Publisher DOI:

10.12974/2311-858X.2014.02.01.5

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Cosinor regression Inferential statistics Maesopsis Germination Initial growth Lunar cycles Synodic month

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.5776

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/5776

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