Music stimulates the growth of plants

A study showed that music therapy stimulates the growth of plants and snails

Santiago de Chile, Feb. 09, 2005.

An investigation carried out by two Chilean scientists revealed the positive effect of music on the growth and development of snails and plants, reported the Planetarium of the University of Santiago.

The study was carried out by the graduate in Environmental Sciences Marcela Marchat and the professor specialized in music therapy Ramón Robles, who subjected a group of plants and snails to music composed by the Chileans Javier Castro and José Valdés.

The Planetarium of the University of Santiago specified, in a statement, that the two scientists demonstrated, after 48 months of research, that the snails exposed to music had a remarkable development, since they registered 18 percent more weight and greater locomotion than those not subjected to the experiment.

The snails that “listened” to music laid more eggs – an average of 110 per individual – compared to 97 of those not subjected to the experiment, representing a growth of 13.4 percent.

Plants that were observed for 56 months experienced 25 percent more growth and showed a greater number of foliar and flower buds, as well as brighter leaves, compared to those not exposed to music.

The statement also highlights that researcher Dorothy Retallack, from the University of Denver, exposed a group of plants to classical music, which grew towards the loudspeaker between 35 and 60 degrees.

The others exposed to rock and located next to the speaker were weaker and had less roots.

It seemed incredible that music stimulates the growth of plants, but to verify it, a study was carried out in Chile.

Based on the observations, it was concluded that plants also need music for optimal development, including snails.

The study was also carried out in Oruro, although not for scientific purposes, in the gardens owned by Humberto Morales, in the Vinto area.

“Sometimes I would put myself in the center of the gardens, play music for my plants and in a short time they developed positively. It seemed impossible to achieve plant growth, but I have achieved my goal of having apple plants. , grapes, peramotas, plums and others, “he said.

Vinto’s house, located in front of the road triangle that leads to the Vinto foundry and towards Potosí, today has hundreds of trees, some fruit trees and a variety of ornamental plants.

“I have managed to keep my plants from dying,” Morales said.

The study carried out in Chile was systematic and scientific.

The graduate in Environmental Sciences Marcela Marchat and the professor specialized in music therapy Ramón Robles, subjected a group of plants and snails to music composed by the Chileans Javier Castro and José Valdés.

According to the specialized journal Planetario of the University of Santiago, the two scientists demonstrated, after 48 months of research, that the snails exposed to music had a remarkable development, since they registered 18 percent more weight and greater locomotion than the non subjected to the experiment.

The snails that “listened” to music laid more eggs – an average of 110 per individual compared to 97 of those not subjected to the experiment, representing a growth of 13.4 percent.

Plants that were observed for 56 months experienced 25 percent more growth and showed a greater number of foliar and flower buds, as well as brighter leaves, compared to those not exposed to music.

For her part, researcher Dorothy Retallack, from the University of Denver, exposed a group of plants to classical music, which grew towards the loudspeaker between 35 and 60 degrees.

The others exposed to rock and located next to the speaker were weaker and had less roots.

Plants are living things and they also suffer, according to the report.

Music is good therapy, not only for humans, but also for plants.
Many experts conducted studies to see the effects of music on animals, but not on plants.

“We should also respect plants as they are also living beings,” the report says.
Plants are obviously living beings, but we do not defend animals because they are living beings, but because they are useful for humans, “he adds.

However, animal advocates have reacted to the study of plants and have supported this initiative, but differences should be made between those who defend plants and those who defend animals.

“Anyone who is really concerned about plants should think about how to do them as little damage as possible, it makes no sense to blame that on the animalists.

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