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Influence of moon rhythms on yield of carrot (Daucus carota), under biodynamic management

Jovchelevich, Pedro (2014) Influence of moon rhythms on yield of carrot (Daucus carota), under biodynamic management. [Influência do ritmo da lua na produção de cenoura (Daucus carota) sob gerenciamento biodinamico.] In: Rahmann, G. and Aksoy, U. (Eds.) Building Organic Bridges, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany, 1, Thuenen Report, no. 20, pp. 77-80.

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The purpose of this work was to evaluate the influence of moon rhythms on yield of carrot roots under biodynamic management sowed in different dates. The experiment was carried out over a two period on a biodynamic farm, in Botucatu, São Paulo State, Brazil. Rhythms were tested observing the effects of seeding at different planting dates. The experiment was performed with four randomized blocks and 31 treatments (different dates) in 2005, and fourteen treatments in 2006. The harvest was made 82 days after sowing. Effects associated with planting at a specific lunar position were measured by the deviations from the trend curve. The following characteristics had been evaluated: fresh mass of roots and leaves and dry mass of roots. Dry mass was the only one that in the contrast between averages showed significant results in the two periods of the experiment. Result was that the synodic new phase was superior to the first quarter, and full phases and in the ethno synodic rhythm, the full phase was inferior to the other.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Ritmo lunar, Cronobiologia, Botucatu, Brasil Lunar rithms, Cronobiology, Botucatu, Brazil
Agrovoc keywords:
Daucus carota
Biodynamic agriculture
Moon phases
Subjects: Food systems > Recycling, balancing and resource management
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: Brazil > Other organizations
International Conferences > 2014: 18th IFOAM OWC Scientific Track: 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference
Deposited By: Jovchelevich, Pedro PJ
ID Code:23624
Deposited On:22 Oct 2014 19:02
Last Modified:23 Oct 2014 11:08
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:urn:nbn:de:gbv:253-201407-dn053621-1

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