Frank Sances's research while affiliated with County of San Luis Obispo and other places

Publications (9)

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This study tested the Null Hypothesis for the effect of BioField Energy applied to two separate crops under typical growing conditions, namely ginseng and organic blueberry in commercial plantings in Wisconsin and California, respectively. Following treatment to replicated plots in standard experimental design, data were collected at harvest for yi...
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The lettuce aphid, Nasonovia ribisnigri, is a major pest for lettuce growers throughout the western United States. A field study on head lettuce was undertaken to investigate the impact on efficacy of four chemical pesticides (spirotetramat, tolfenpyrad, pyrifluquirazon, and acetamiprid), and utilizing three different application modes: tray drench...
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Recent studies report the effect of biofield treatment on changes in structural characteristics of organic and inorganic matter, on cancer cells in vitro and on overall plant development. This study tested the impact of the same treatment applied to lettuce and tomato seeds and transplants (Lactuca sativa var. capitata and Lycopersiconesculentum va...
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Recent studies report the effect of biofield treatment on changes in structural characteristics of organic and inorganic matter, on cancer cells in vitro and on overall plant development. This study tested the impact of the same treatment applied to lettuce and tomato seeds and transplants (Lactuca sativa var. capitata and Lycopersiconesculentum va...
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Field populations of Cabbage Maggot (Delia radicum) were studied in commercial broccoli fields in Guadalupe, California during the 2009 and 2010 production seasons. The distribution and population dynamics of all life stages were studied. In addition, comparative susceptibilities to three commonly used commercial insecticides were established and f...
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Western Flower Thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) are primary pests of lettuce in California by causing direct damage from feeding and from their role in vectoring plant viruses. Although the monitoring of insect control methods is often hampered by the migratory effects of the winged adults, installing mesh netting over lettuce plants prevents th...
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Cabbage maggots, Delia sp. are a key pest of Cole crops worldwide. Although insecticides are the mainstay in conventional fields, management of cabbage maggot in organically grown fields can have stand losses of greater than 50%. Cabbage maggots were collected from fields in Guadalupe California and reared on slices of rutabaga until pupation. Flie...

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... Similarly, the growth rate of plant callus (Centella asiatica) was found to be significantly improved after being treated by an energy healer (Branton, Trivedi, Trivedi, Nayak, & Jana, 2018). In a study on the effects of biofield on the growth of tomato and lettuce plants, results showed that when lettuces were exposed to biofields, the yield increased by 43% (Shinde, Sances, Patil, & Spence, 2012). In tomatoes, fertilized and unfertilized plants treated with biofield resulted in yield increases of 25% and 31%, respectively. ...
... Energy Healing Treatment also potentially transform the characteristic properties of metals and ceramic [21][22][23][24], organic compounds [25,26], microbes [27,28], and improve the yield of crops [29,30], alteration of the isotopic abundance ratio [31,32]. ...
... The fresh weight and yield of riped tomatoes is 30.73% and 13.89% higher than untreated tomatoes (Hou & Mooneyham, 1999). In some studies, the application of biofield energy treatment has documented an increase in growth and yield compared to untreated in lettuce and tomato (Shinde, Sances, Patil, & Spence, 2012). Tyagi, Sharma, Siddiqui, & Khandelwal (2010) also reported that the number of fruits per vine had a higher positive relationship to the total yield. ...