Agronomy, Volume 9, Issue 5 (May 2019) – 56 articles
Cover Story (view full-size image): Plant factories are advanced indoor cultivation systems that can produce plants inside cities with a high productivity. The environmental control methods on producing high production and high nutritional quality of coriander plants grown in plant factories are addressed in this study. Three photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD) and three root-zone temperature (RZT) were applied on coriander plants grown hydroponically in a plant factory with LED lighting. Plant leaf, stem and root biomass were highest when the nutrient solution temperature was maintained at 25 °C under a PPFD of 300 µmol∙m−2∙s−1. The trans-2-decenal, rutin, chlorogenic acid and total phenolic concentrations as well as the antioxidant capacity of coriander plant were enhanced with a combination of high RZT (30 °C) and high PPFD (300 µmol∙m−2∙s−1). View this paper
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