Plant factory: Examine the effect of different light spectrums on crops quality and safety cultured indoor vertically
Experimental study, BSc
Background: Today, approximately 54% of the global population lives in cities, a fraction that is likely to grow between 60% and 92% by the end of the twenty first century (UNDP, 2014). In order to meet the demand, protect the environment, improve health and achieve economic growth a new form of agricultural cultivation is required. Indoor vertical farming can address these issues by enabling more food to be produced with less resources use. With indoor vertical farming in plant factory, the production could take place anywhere and can take place all year-round. Now a days it is very important attention on food security and safety in the human health standpoint.
Aim: The aim of this study is to investigate crops quality and microbial food safety under different light spectrums.
Methods: Crops (lettuce, spinach, kale and basil) are cultured indoor vertically and exposed under different light spectrums. The crops quality and microbial safety are examined.