- April 29th, 2012
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We have heard countless stories from local folks, maybe even from our own parents and grandparents, that plants respond to music or sound. Some of you might have experienced this yourself. There are videos that show this. One early work that I had watched is The Secret Life of Plants https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAR_B0mBoVA&feature=related.
One recent article find on the subject is from https://www.musicforyourplants.com/. Topics below are in that article:
How do plants respond to music, sound frequencies or harmonic sound waves
The Effects of Variable Sound Frequencies on Plant Growth and Development
Experiments from India shows increase in yield of Rice
Vedic music from India to Harmonize the Environment and increase Rice Yields
French Physicist discovered music, plant and protein biosynthesis relation
They are of great interest to one who wants to further improve crop performance, or who simply wants know if indeed there is a science to talking or singing/playing music to plants. Some researchers or enthusiasts have recorded the sound that plants make and are intrigued by this phenomenon (for example-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZaokNmQ4eY&feature=related).
Sound from the plant and sound to the plant… that is resonance at play. Then there is this other interesting phenomenon… the effect of sound of animals like birds, insects and frogs on plant physiology.https://www.newphysis.com/dawnchorus.html. Gadgets like the sonic bloom are being offered to enhance the effect (https://www.relfe.com/sonic_bloom.html). Quantumizing agriculture thus includes utilizing sound and promoting biodiversity so plants (and animals) grow better.
The Science behind sound effect on living organisms and in agriculture is well presented in the article “The effects of sound on living organisms. Applications in agriculture” written by Yannick Van Doorne, ECOSONIC.
Here is another article that might be of interest and which lends credence to the science of sound and its effect on plants- “French Physicist Creates New Melodies – Plant Songs” .
An here is a blog that I encountered reposting effect of sound in different plants and seeds, esp on dandelion:
In the Philippines I have been recently introduced to John Lesaca (https://www.johnlesaca.com/ ). He is a violinist who uses classical music to stimulate the growth of his organic veggies on his farm in Malvar, Batangas. He uses music to enhance the growth not only of his veggies but also of his free range chicken in his commercial farm.