Aquasol Experimental Design: Weaknesses
accurate and definite conclusion.
It is predicted that if the barley seeds were to germinate in a solution with an Aquasol concentration that is significantly higher than those tested in this experiment, that the plant would eventually stop growing, and wilt. This is because even though the essential nutrients nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur, and trace elements are important for effective plant growth, excess levels of these nutrients can kill the plant by burning it’s roots, and thus, reducing it’s ability to absorb water and nutrients.
Based on the results obtained from this experiment, it is recommended that farmers, horticulturalists, and home gardeners who plan to germinate and grow barley seeds should not create a damp condition. This is because, as shown through the experiment, damp environments attract millipedes. Millipedes have the tendency to feed on seeds and seedling roots, and hence, can kill and/or stop the plant growth, a factor that is not beneficial to farmers, horticulturalists, and home gardeners who intend to grow barley. It would also be recommended that farmers, horticulturalists, and home gardeners growing barley seeds use Aquasol as a fertiliser, as shown in the experiment, the growth of barley when using Aquasol is fairly quick. Using the results obtained in this experiment, it would also be recommended that farmers, horticulturalists, and home gardeners growing barley use an Aquasol concentration between 0.30% and 0.50%. This…