Application of electromagnetic waves as a solution to some agricultural problems

Ida Idayu, B.M. and Maryam Ashayer, S. and Amin, E. and Aliakbarian, H. and Ameri Mahabadi, H. and Mahmoud, M. (2010) Application of electromagnetic waves as a solution to some agricultural problems. Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control, 20 (1). pp. 79-84.


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A review of some applications of electromagnetic waves in agriculture is presented. There are many applications in the literature which are categorized in two sections of post-harvest indoor and pre-harvest outdoor applications. Taking a look at the applications suggested, there are still works to be done to industrialize the method. However, the proposed method is promising in special cases when the cost and hazards of other methods are high.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Author Affiliation: Department of Bioprocess Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), 81310, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Author Email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agriculture, Cost benefit analysis, Electromagnetic radiation, Pest control, Plant pests, Postharvest treatment, Reviews, Stored products pests, Storage pests, Stored-product pests
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Hossein Ameri Mahabadi
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2012 01:25
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2012 01:25

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