Original Sonic Bloom: Music + Leaf Manure
Original Sonic Bloom is a technique broadcasting music (around 5000 Hz) over a crop, in combination with foliar fertilizer. The technique has been developed in the USA, has conquered Japan and Indonesia and has even been rewarded with prizes from these Ministries of Agriculture.
The broadcasting equipment as sold by Sonic Bloom. Source: Sonic Bloom.
Photos before and during the music treatment, show opening of the stomata because of the music. This fact increases both the absorption of nutrients and the release of oxygen. Sonic Bloom applies frequencies of singing birds, around 4700 to 5300 Hz. See picture below.
Photo (1000x magnified) of a stoma that opened, 15 minutes after the beginning of the music. Source: Original Sonic Bloom.
Normally a plant itself regulates the opening degree of the stomata. That is a function of climate conditions, the hour of the day, the humidity and stress factors. Because of Sonic frequencies the absorption capacity of the leaf is about 50% larger, in laboratory conditions even up to 70% larger. Because the plant can take up at least twice the amount of leaf fertilization, the dose of fertilizer can be reduced by 50-75% while maintaining the same growth result. This cut in inputs also applies to herbicides, other fertilizers, certain fungicides and pesticides that are administered via the leaf. Daily application leads to an increase in yield of 5 to 20% and higher on grain, rice and corn. There are equivalent results for other crops, with adjusted sound frequencies applied.
Certain sound frequencies apparently resonate with respiration and photosynthesis in cell organelles in plants. Unfortunately, there is no theory that explains the operation more thoroughly. Although the technique has proven to be effective, (as an empiricist would say), the lack of a solid explanation makes the technique somewhat less convincing for potential users (says a positivist).
Nevertheless, Original Sonic Bloom is marketed in forty (40) countries. It is approved in 48 states and is recognized by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture in Switzerland, OMRI, Organic Material Review Institute, OGBA, Organic Growers and Buyers Association, and Eco Cert. Dan Carlson Scientific Enterprises, Inc. holds patents in the United States, Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain and the European Patent Convention.
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It would be interesting to investigate whether the effect of Original Sonic Bloom music might be explained to a larger degree with the quantum theories of Joel Sternheimer (and Genodics techniques). In that case the intervals of several proteins should be recognized in the Sonic Bloom music. An interesting question would also be whether birdsongs have fairly constant intervals that might resonate with the intervals required for certain proteines.