Many studies over the past years have sought an answer to the question, how does sound affect plant growth? A group of researchers from the University of York, University of Northumbria in the UK, and Wageningen University in the Netherlands conducted a study on the effect of different levels of sound on the rate and timing of photosynthesis. The results of this study showed that there is a strong relationship between the arrangement of a plant’s tissues and its ability to absorb nutrients. The results demonstrate that the quality of the sound the plant absorbs also has an effect on the rate and timing of its photosynthesis.
The research was performed to determine if the sound has any beneficial effect on the growth of roots. They measured the sound levels of three groups of plants – three different species of the same plant family. The first group was experimentally subjected to varying sound levels in order to determine the effect on their growth. They found that when the sound level was increased the rate of photosynthesis was higher in the treated plants. The second group, consisting of four different species of the same family, had no change in their growth after subjecting them to varying sound intensities.
The results of this study show that sound has a direct effect on the rate and timing of growth. The study concluded that, “the time and pace of growth are affected by the intensity and quality of sound produced during photosynthesis.” The team of researchers, led by Professor Peterensen from the University of Northumbria, went on to state, “The results imply that sound may have a major effect on the performance of organisms in terms of their growth and development.” This is not the first time the relationship between sound and plant growth has been demonstrated. In fact, many previous studies have shown that high sound levels have a beneficial effect on the growth of both aquatic and plant life.
The hypothesis that sound has an effect on the growth of plants can be explained through the principles of physics. Basically, the sound is energy, and just like light, sound is also considered a form of electromagnetic radiation. When sound is excited it changes its shape and vibration. Different sounds have different vibration patterns, which determine the frequency and wavelength of the sound.
How does sound affect plant growth? The theory is simple enough, if sound waves are produced by something vibrating, then that thing will vibrate at a specific frequency and wavelength. Because of this, scientists believe that the wavelength of a sound wave can help describe how that sound is interacting with matter. Specifically, they are looking at the phenomenon of sound wave interaction at water levels, which is known as the hydrodynamic effect.
The hydrodynamic effect states that sound wave interference is caused by the slower movement of water molecules when sound waves are emitted from something vibrating. Since the slower water molecules will make it harder for the sound waves to interact with each other, the overall speed of the sound waves will become faster. Because of this, the frequency and wavelength of the sound waves will become longer and hence louder. As a result of this, the hydrodynamic effect will allow the sound to resonate inside a plant, resulting in the production of certain vibrations that result in the growth of the plant.
It must be noted though, that the hydrodynamic effect only works at lower frequencies and wavelengths. If the sound waves interfere with other sound sources or the air around the source, the effect will not work at all. For instance, if you stood near a traffic signal, you will not feel the vibrations caused by the traffic jam because the sound wave interference would be too strong. The same principle applies if you were to stand near a turbine tower. In both cases, the sound wave interference would be too strong for the tower to bear.
Aside from the hydrodynamic effect, another way by which sound waves affect plant growth is through sound absorption. Plants absorb sound waves due to their thin layers of air and certain vibrations. This absorption can be observed through the way the plant grows. If the sound waves strike the air at a certain angle, the air vibrates due to the force, which causes the plant leafs to move. In order for a plant to grow, these sound waves should hit its root or middle at the right angle. If the sound wave strikes the leaf at an angle that is too high, the sound will simply pass right over the plant, causing no sound at all.
Playing Music for Plants
Playing Music For Plants is a great way to enhance the overall health of your plants. By giving them something new to listen to and something to feed off of, they will be better able to fend off predators and survive. And once you’ve started this beneficial cycle, you will find that it continues to go on forever. You can use your vocs and acoustic music to help boost the defenses of your plants and they will reward you with stronger, healthy leaves and a greater number of blooms. And that’s just what you need!