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Effects of Misasa hot spring water on the growth of vegetables, 2 (Joint research)

Yamada, Satoshi*; Kita, Makoto*; Ishimori, Yuu

Tottori University and Japan Atomic Energy Agency started a joint study to investigate the effect of hot spring water on the growth of vegetable plants in 2009. The aim of the study is to examine a feasibility of producing a regionally special vegetable with considering the characteristics of the Misasa district, where radon hot springs are historically famous. This report illustrates the intermediate results obtained from the study carried out from 2011 to 2012. [1] Plant physiological examination: Plant physiological examination revealed the effects of Misasa hot spring water on the growth and mineral contents of vegetable plants. [2] Middle scale test: Four tasks for the practical application study were specified; (1) Best mineral contents in hot spring water, (2) Treatment of pH of hot spring water, (3) Toxic substances in hot spring water, (4) A protocol and a system structure for water culture. Then, a middle scale system for water culture was developed.



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