What has been thought and taught on the lunar influence on plants in agriculture? Perspective from physics and biology
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dc.contributor.author Mayoral García-Berlanga, Olga
dc.contributor.author Solbes Matarredona, Jordi
dc.contributor.author Cantó Doménech, José
dc.contributor.author Pina, Tatiana
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-26T08:38:35Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-26T08:38:35Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10550/76090
dc.description.abstract This paper reviews the beliefs which drive some agricultural sectors to consider the lunar influence as either a stress or a beneficial factor when it comes to organizing their tasks. To address the link between lunar phases and agriculture from a scientific perspective, we conducted a review of textbooks and monographs used to teach agronomy, botany, horticulture and plant physiology; we also consider the physics that address the e ects of the Moon on our planet. Finally, we review the scientific literature on plant development, specifically searching for any direct or indirect reference to the influence of the Moon on plant physiology. We found that there is no reliable, science-based evidence for any relationship between lunar phases and plant physiology in any plant-science related textbooks or peer-reviewed journal articles justifying agricultural practices conditioned by the Moon. Nor does evidence from the field of physics support a causal relationship between lunar forces and plant responses. Therefore, popular agricultural practices that are tied to lunar phases have no scientific backing. We strongly encourage teachers involved in plant sciences education to objectively address pseudo-scientific ideas and promote critical thinking. Keywords: plant growth; agriculture; traditions; pseudo-science; lunarphases; physics; biology; education
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Agronomy-Basel, 2020, vol. 10, num. 7, p. 955
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Mayoral García-Berlanga, Olga Solbes Matarredona, Jordi Cantó Doménech, José Pina, Tatiana 2020 What has been thought and taught on the lunar influence on plants in agriculture? Perspective from physics and biology Agronomy-Basel 10 7 955
dc.subject Educació
dc.subject Agricultura
dc.title What has been thought and taught on the lunar influence on plants in agriculture? Perspective from physics and biology
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2020-10-26T08:38:35Z
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10070955
dc.identifier.idgrec 140868

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