Ultrasound successfully stimulates sprout growth
MinDao University and the Hualien Agricultural Improvement farm have successfully developed the use of ultrasound to stimulate the growth of bean sprouts.
Ultrasonic waves is said to be able to destroy microorganisms that prevent seeds from growing and thus can shorten the sprouting time. Ultrasonic stimulation does not use growth stimulants, not nitrates, nor bleaching with hydrogen peroxide or sulfur dioxide.
The sprouting rate has been increased by 10% and growth process has been increased by 15%. The next attempts will be to use ultrasound to stimulate the growth of green beans and peas.
MinDao University has an advanced program in organic and biodynamic agriculture.
For information, go to: eng.mdu.edu.tw/