Farmers plant corns due to its number of benefits, such as nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Corn production is one of the sources of income of farmers and vendors in the Philippines. It is one of the country’s major agricultural crops and is also exported locally and nationally. To harvest a corn quickly, it requires a rich soil that is well-drained. However, it could take a long time for the farmers to harvest such crop due to the pests and other external factors which may apply to the growth of the plant. These factors can cause a decline on corn production.
On the other hand, electroculture enhances crop production and reduces the use of fertilizers and pesticides. The application of electricity can quicken the growth of plant to a great extent. This technique can increase the energy and vitality of the soil, the organic matter will build up some more even without bringing organic matter (fertilizers) from outside (Doorne, 2009). In fact, plants under electroculture absorb more nutrients than the soil particles that is local to the plant itself.
To address the problem in slow growth rate of crops, treatments of corns will be subjected. In this process, the researchers will do an experiment to shorten the period of planting and harvesting. Data that will be gathered during the experimentation will identify the potential of the electroculture to the growth rate of the corn plant.