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Baniekal Hiremath Gangadhar, Raghvendra Kumar Mishra, Gobinath Pandian, and Se Won Park

that nutritional quality of plants could be varied by selecting special light sources under controlled growth environments. To further test our hypothesis concerning modulation of color and pungency of the capsicum fruits by LEDs, we measured various

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Hsing-Ying Chung, Ming-Yih Chang, Chia-Chyi Wu, and Wei Fang

electric light sources is a crucial topic of discussion. Scholars have conducted numerous studies of photosynthetic photon flux density ( PPFD ), light quality, and photoperiods. A PPFD of 300 µmol·m −2 ·s –1 can significantly increase red perilla

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Neda Keyhaninejad, Richard D. Richins, and Mary A. O’Connell

compositions ( Guzmán et al., 2010 ; Hornero-Méndez et al., 2000 ; Howard et al., 2000 ; Rodriguez-Uribe et al., 2012 ; Wahyuni et al., 2011 ; Wall et al., 2001 ). In addition to their nutritional value, the red pigments (capsanthin and capsorubin) are

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Joseph P. Albano, James Altland, Donald J. Merhaut, Sandra B. Wilson, and P. Chris Wilson

]. To investigate this problem, we conducted a long-term (52-week) study to assess irrigation water chemistry, the effects of alkalinity level/irrigation water acidification on substrate chemistry and on plant nutrition and growth for thyrallis grown

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Xinhua Yin, Lynn E. Long, Xiao-Lan Huang, Ngowari Jaja, Jinhe Bai, Clark F. Seavert, and Jac le Roux

ground management practices ( Laurent et al., 2008 ). The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the impacts of switching from MS to DD and shifting from NC to ST on soil quality, irrigation water consumption, leaf nutrition, fruit yield, quality

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Daniel Leskovar and Yahia Othman

root and shoot growth and significantly reduce marketable yield ( Leskovar and Xu, 2013 ). Therefore, effective nutrition and irrigation management strategies must be used during artichoke growth and development in the nursery period. Containerized

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Martina Göttingerová, Michal Kumšta, and Tomáš Nečas

are vegetables and fruit-bearing medicinal and ornamental plants ( Kelley et al., 2001 ). The main criteria for assessing the quality of edible flowers are their sensory properties; i.e., their attractiveness, size, shape, color, and (most importantly

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Francesco Di Gioia, Angelo Signore, Francesco Serio, and Pietro Santamaria

, such mechanism of ST may work only in the presence of moderate SS levels (20 m m of NaCl). Finally, the use of grafting does not reduce the fruit organoleptic quality and under SS conditions, it may actually increase the tomato nutritional value by

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Yong Zhang, Chunxia Fu, Yujing Yan, Xiaodan Fan, Yan’an Wang, and Ming Li

synthesis, carbohydrate metabolism, and cell division ( Hacisalihoglu et al., 2003 ). Apple production has been increasing worldwide but fruit quality is a limiting factor in achieving the economic potential of apple crops. Sugar is an important index for

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Mustafa Ozgen, Faith J. Wyzgoski, Artemio Z. Tulio Jr, Aparna Gazula, A. Raymond Miller, Joseph C. Scheerens, R. Neil Reese, and Shawn R. Wright

Health Organization, 2003 ). In response, consumer demand for fresh, locally produced fruit of high quality and nutritional value has grown, fostering the adoption of value-added direct marketing approaches by midwest producers ( Ellerman and McFeeters