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Agriculture Research

เทคโนโลยีทางรังสีสามารถนำไปใช้ในการวิจัยด้านการเกษตรที่หลากหลาย เช่น การพัฒนาพันธุ์ เพิ่มผลผลิต ควบคุมศัตรูพืช และควบคุมบริหารจัดการสมบัติของดิน เป็นต้น

Nuclear technology can be used for various applications in agriculture, including improving crop yields, pest control, and soil management.

ตัวอย่างการใช้เทคโนโลยีนิวเคลียร์ในทางการเกษตร (Nuclear technology applications in agriculture examples):

  1. Mutation Breeding: Ionizing radiation, such as gamma rays or X-rays, can induce mutations in plant DNA. This process is known as mutation breeding. By exposing seeds or plant tissues to controlled radiation, scientists can create new varieties with desirable traits like disease resistance, improved yield, or better nutritional content.
  2. Soil and Water Management: Nuclear techniques can be used to assess soil fertility and quality. For instance, neutron probes can measure soil moisture content, helping farmers optimize irrigation practices. Additionally, isotopic tracers can track the movement of water and nutrients in the soil, aiding in efficient fertilizer use.
  3. Pest Control: Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) involves irradiating insects such as fruit flies or moths to sterilize them. These sterilized insects are then released into the wild, where they mate with fertile insects, reducing the population. This method can help control pests without the need for chemical pesticides.
  4. Radioisotope Tracers: Isotopes can be used as tracers to study nutrient uptake in plants. Scientists can use these tracers to monitor how plants absorb and transport nutrients, which can inform better fertilization strategies.
  5. Environmental Monitoring: Nuclear technology can be used to assess the impact of agriculture on the environment. For instance, isotopic tracers can track the movement of nutrients and pollutants in groundwater, helping to mitigate environmental issues.

Sterile Insect Technique

Plant Mutation Breeding