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Optimizing product quality in soilless culture systems (SCS)

Code: 9781801460484
Pietro Santamaria, Barbara De Lucia and Angelo Signore, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

Chapter synopsis: In a soilless culture system (SCS), quality parameters of produce may be improved by better control of the environmental and technical factors involved. This chapter focuses on the main factors through which it is possible to influence and improve the quality profile of soilless horticultural produce. These include the composition, electrical conductivity, pH, temperature and management of the nutrient solution (NS). The chapter also discusses biofortification and harvesting methods.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2020.0076.14
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Quality of soilless vegetables and ornamentals 3 Examples of improving quality through soilless culture systems (SCS) 4 Conclusion and future trends 5 Where to look for further information 6 References

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