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The applications of high-energy radiation to agriculture fall into two main categories. III the first of these the radiation is used to cause changes in living material, such as in the prevention of sprouting in potatoes, the killing of pests in stored grain, and the production of mutations in seeds ill the second, the radiation from a radioactive substance is used to trace the movement of something, such as insects in the ground or fertilizer in a plant. What follows is a summary of the properties of high-energy radiations that are of interest in agricultural applications, and a brief mention of units and methods of measurement.
radiations and their properties
Whyte, G. N. 1959. RADIATIONS AND THEIR PROPERTIES. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 1(1):5-5.
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