Experiment E - increasing seed viability before sowing.
How to induce seeds to decrease their viability during the cumulative phase [b-c; d-a], so that they can paradoxically recover and increase it during the next dissipative one [a-b; c-d].
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Procedure of the experiment E.
The experiment consists in keeping two batches of viable seeds, of the same kind and quality, and with no problem, at two different levels of temperature (suggested difference 15-25 °C), during a cumulative period (either b-c, or d-a of the calendar), possibly of at least 6 days, and sowing them during the following dissipative period.
In this way, the sowing procedure is carried out by conforming to the times of cumulative dissipative cycle.
Much better if the sowing is done some hours before the start of the dissipative phase, when there is a slow variation of the Moon angular velocity around the Earth, i.e. when the episodes of interaction have a relatively long duration.
The seeds of the batch of the experiment, those kept at a higher temperature, get near to completing the cumulative processes, and will give rise to better and more productive plants.
These plants will be particularly able to cope with various stresses, in particular drought, thanks to the greater development of the root system.
Of course the experiment will be done with seeds of annual plants, to see the outcome in a short time. But the same procedure can also be applied to the seeds of trees.
Variability in the outcomes of the experiments.
The cumulative and dissipative processes take place only during brief interaction episodes, in response to Moon's critical angular velocity values, provided that coherent heat exchanges take place.
The average duration of the interaction episodes varies at each cumulative-dissipative cycle, in the course of 18.6 years. In the years when the range of the Moon's declination, with respect to the Equator, is high (e.g. > +/- 26 degrees), the variation of its angular velocity around the Earth, is also high. This tends to reduce the duration of the interaction episodes, and to compromise the execution of the cumulative phases, especially in case of reduced temperature.
The last minimum of the average of the duration of the interaction episodes was in mid-2006. The last peak in September of 2015. The next minimum around the end of 2024. This is in general. One should see the cycle in detail, case by case, right from the calendar. The more the angular velocity varies per unit of time, the shorter the interaction episodes, the less the average yield of the seeds, ceteris paribus.
In the course of the 18.6 years cycle, the minimum of duration of the interaction episodes corresponds generally, ceteris paribus, to the minimum of agricultural production, at harvest time, on a global scale, and to the largest difference of the outcome, in the experiment proposed, where the two samples of seeds are subjected to two different temperatures, during the cumulative phase.
The heat supplement.
Indeed, the heat supplement serves to increase the rate of cumulative processes per unit of time. The shorter the interaction episodes of the cumulative phase, the more the heat supplement is needed, in preparing the far from equilibrium conditions (differentiation) which, during the following dissipative phase, favour the opposite process, and the increase of the germinative capacity.
In some cases, when the cumulative period chosen lasts many days (>12), the Moons angular velocity variation is very small, the interaction episodes have as a result long duration, there might be even no difference in the outcome of the experiment, between the two samples. In that case, it means that all possible cumulative processes have taken place, even in the seeds kept at a relatively low temperatures.
Conversely, when the interaction episodes have a very short duration, the difference in the outcomes of the experiment may exceed 50%, in terms of production.