RESEARCHES IN IRRADIATING CROPS
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Pre-sowing irradiation of cotton seeds with a dose of 1500 - 2000 r increases its yield by 3-6 c/ha, and the fiber becomes thinner and more elastic; the content of cottonseed oil in the seeds also increases. Irradiation of flax seeds not only increases the fiber yield, but also sharply improves its technical qualities. research
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Irradiation of dry radish seeds
with gamma rays at a dose of 500 r provided an increase in field yield by 11–37% (depending on the variety), and the weight of one root crop increased from 7.9 to 9.9 g. For carrots
, a stimulating dose - 2500 - 4000 r gamma rays. In this case, the increase in yield reaches 24–26%, and the accumulation of carotene per unit of sown area increased by 56% (due to an increase in yield and accumulation of the vitamin).
The yield of cabbage
from irradiated 2000 r seeds increased by 21%, and the content of vitamin E in seedlings increased by 46 mg%, in mature heads - by 9.1 mg%. Irradiation of corn
seeds with a dose of 500 r increased the yield from 321 to 389 centners / ha - (by 21.2%, and the amount of protein per hectare increased by 38%, fat - by 42%, sugars - by 35%. The number of feed units in green mass of corn increased by 25%.
, irradiation increases the amount of alkaloids, etc.