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Controlled Environment Horticulture

Improving Quality of Vegetables and Medicinal Plants

Authors: Geilfus, Christoph-Martin

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  • First textbook to describe how to improve qualities of horticultural crops
  • Instructions for exercises are provided
  • Strategies to enrich active ingredients in medicinal plants 
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An understanding of crop physiology and ecophysiology enables the horticulturist to manipulate a plant’s metabolism towards the production of compounds that are beneficial for human health when that plant is part of the diet or the source of phytopharmaceutical compounds.

The first part of the book introduces the concept of Controlled Environment Horticulture as a horticultural production technique used to maximize yields via the optimization of access to growing factors. The second part describes the use of this production technique in order to induce stress responses in the plant via the modulation of these growing factors and, importantly, the way that this manipulation induces defence reactions in the plant resulting in the production of compounds beneficial for human health. The third part provides guidance for the implementation of this knowledge in horticultural production. 

 

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Christoph-Martin Geilfus, horticulturist and agronomist, born in 1983, studied Agriculture and Agrobiotechnology in Giessen, Germany. He received a doctorate and habilitated in Plant Nutrition in Kiel, Germany. After working as a visiting professor in Leuven, Belgium, he was appointed as Professor for Controlled Environment Horticulture at Berlin, Germany. His research interests include horticulture, the mineral nutrition of crops, apoplastic stress signalling and guard cell biology.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Controlled Environment Horticulture
Book Subtitle
Improving Quality of Vegetables and Medicinal Plants
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23197-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23197-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23196-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 233
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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