Meditator’s Non-contact Effect on Cucumbers | Chapter 04 | Theory and Applications of Physical Science Vol. 3

We clearly show a non-contact effect in which the “presence” of a test subject (meditator) inside a pyramidal structure (PS) affects biosensors without making any physical contact. This is the world’s first report to show this type of effect by scientific measurements. We used edible cucumber sections as the biosensors and measured the concentrations of gas emitted from the sections by a technique developed by our group. The concentrations of gas emitted from biosensors were measured for a total of 1152 sample petri dishes; each dish contained four cucumber sections so that a statistically meaningful comparison could be made. We found that there was a statistically significant difference (p=8.7×10-9, Welch’s t-test, two-tails) in the concentration of emitted gas depending on whether the meditator was present or absent in the PS. Our experimental results clearly indicated that there was a scientifically measurable effect on biological objects with which the meditator had no direct physical contact.

Author(s) Details

Osamu Takagi [Ph.D. (Sci.)]
International Research Institute (IRI), 1108-2 Sonno, Inage, Chiba 263-0051, Japan.

Masamichi Sakamoto [M.A.Sc.]
Aquavision Academy, 1228-3 Tsubuura, Narita, Chiba 287-0236, Japan.

Hideo Yoichi [M.A.]
International Research Institute (IRI), 1108-2 Sonno, Inage, Chiba 263-0051, Japan.

Kimiko Kawano [Ph.D.]
International Research Institute (IRI), 1108-2 Sonno, Inage, Chiba 263-0051, Japan.

Mikio Yamamoto [Ph.D.(Med.), Ph.D.(Engin.)]
International Research Institute (IRI), 1108-2 Sonno, Inage, Chiba 263-0051, Japan.

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Nematicidal Efficacy of Fluensulfone against False Root-knot Nematode (Nacobbus aberrans) in Cucumber Crop under Field Conditions | Chapter 10 | Advances and Trends in Agricultural Sciences Vol. 2

The present study was carried out to compare the efficacy of a nematicide of new generation for the control of the false root-knot nematode; Nacobbus aberrans, in cucumber crop (Cucumis sativus L.) under field conditions. The experiment was set up under a randomized complete block design with four replications. Six treatments were assessed for control of N. aberrans: four doses of fluensulfone, one of the nematicide oxamyl and a control with no application of nematicides. Ten days before transplanting, nematicides were applied in a single application via irrigation systems. Higher control under field conditions was obtained with the application of fluensulfone at a dose of 2.75 L.ha-1. The lowest final population densities of N. aberrans in cucumber crop were recorded in the plots treated with fluensulfone at the dose of 2.25 L.ha-1, with an average of 6.25 juveniles, and the lowest galling index was observed in plots treated with fluensulfone at the same dose, with a galling index of 2.1. The results indicated that application of fluensulfone to cucumber crop can provide good control of N. aberrans.

Author(s) Details

José Alonso Calvo-Araya
Escuela de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Apartado 86-3000, Heredia, Costa Rica.

Martha Orozco-Aceves
Instituto Regional de Estudios en Sustancias Tóxicas, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Apartado 86-3000, Heredia, Costa Rica.

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