Different Responses of the Quality Parameters of Coriandrum sativum to Organic Substrate Mixtures and Fertilization
AbstractIn 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
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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.
Pacheco L. NA, Cano-Sosa J, Poblano C. F, Rodríguez-Buenfil IM, Ramos-Díaz A. Different Responses of the Quality Parameters of Coriandrum sativum to Organic Substrate Mixtures and Fertilization. Agronomy. 2016; 6(2):21.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pacheco L., Neith A.; Cano-Sosa, Julia; Poblano C., Fernando; Rodríguez-Buenfil, Ingrid M.; Ramos-Díaz, Ana. 2016. "Different Responses of the Quality Parameters of Coriandrum sativum to Organic Substrate Mixtures and Fertilization." Agronomy 6, no. 2: 21.
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