Effect of Music on Plants - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by sam69
May 14, 1998
How can different types of music affect the plant growth?

Answer from NGA
May 14, 1998
I'm not aware that there have been definitive studies done on this topic.You hear all sorts of "anecdotal" evidence, but I haven't heard of any experiments done in a controlled, scientific manner. The way I figure it, if the person tending to the plants likes the music, he/she is likely to spend a little extra time, and give the plants a little extra care. If the music is offensive to that person, he/she may rush through the watering/fertilizing, and other chores, to escape the noise. I can't think of any other way that plants could be affected by different types of music. If you know of any conclusive studies, please let me know!

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