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Agronomy 2016, 6(2), 21; doi:10.3390/agronomy6020021

Different Responses of the Quality Parameters of Coriandrum sativum to Organic Substrate Mixtures and Fertilization

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Centro de Investigación y Asistencia en Tecnología y Diseño del Estado de Jalisco, Unidad Sureste, Parque Científico Tecnológico de Yucatán, Km 5.5. Carretera Sierra Papacal-Chuburna Puerto, Yucatán, C.P. 97302, Mexico
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Flores Finas de Teya, S.P.R. DE R.L., Kanasin, Yucatán, C.P.97370, Mexico
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Received: 23 December 2015 / Revised: 11 March 2016 / Accepted: 16 March 2016 / Published: 5 April 2016
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Abstract

In order to standardize the quality of agricultural products, it is necessary to control the factors affecting plant development, such as plant nutrition. The best results in terms of homogeneity of the quality of vegetable crops were achieved using inert substrates and application of nutrients; however, production costs are high due to the cost of irrigation systems and substrate management and importation. This work aims to evaluate the effect of the local substrate mix and the amount of organic fertilizer on different quality parameters of coriander. To evaluate the quality of coriander, we considered different parameters such as size, biomass, antioxidant capacity and aroma (evaluated by volatile compounds detection with gas chromatography). The results show that the culture system differentially affects each parameter, and the compounds associated with the aroma of coriander and the diameter of plants are sensitive to the culture system, while the length of plants, number of leaves and antioxidant activity are not affected by the concentration of fertilizer. Moreover, organic farming conditions do not reduce quality parameters of the crops when using adequate fertilization. Additionally, local substrates would be practical substitutes for expensive importations. View Full-Text
Keywords: Coriandrum sativum; quality; organic culture Coriandrum sativum; quality; organic culture
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Pacheco L., N.A.; Cano-Sosa, J.; Poblano C., F.; Rodríguez-Buenfil, I.M.; Ramos-Díaz, A. Different Responses of the Quality Parameters of Coriandrum sativum to Organic Substrate Mixtures and Fertilization. Agronomy 2016, 6, 21.

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