Response of Broccoli Transplants to LED Light during Short and Long-Term Storage

Renata Wojciechowska , Edward Kunicki , Olga Długosz-Grochowska , Anna Kołton


In broccoli production a big challenge is preparation of seedlings, which must be delivered during a strictly defined period to vegetable producers that are often in distant places. The goal of the present study was to investigate the response of 5-week old broccoli transplants cv. Parthenon F1 to 2 and 6 weeks of storage at 4 °C under two LED light spectra (L1: 29% red 660 nm + 14% red 630 nm + 42% blue 250 nm + 15% green 520 nm and L2: 38% red 660 nm + 18% red 630 nm +26% blue 450 nm + 15% green 520 nm + 3% UV-A 330 nm; photoperiod 16/8 h day/night and PPFD 30 ± 10 µmol m−2 s−1) and darkness. Control 5-week-old seedlings were not stored. Light treatment improved the morphology and physiological parameters of seedlings. The yield of broccoli from control seedlings was similar to that obtained after L2 treatment, regardless of seedling storage duration. The most promising effects were obtained by adding 3% UV-A radiation to the lighting spectrum. The results are applicable to the transport of broccoli transplants to remote locations or storage for several weeks, in cases where it is necessary to delay planting.
Author Renata Wojciechowska (FoBaH / Department of Botany, Physiology and Plant Protection)
Renata Wojciechowska,,
- Department of Botany, Physiology and Plant Protection
, Edward Kunicki (FoBaH / Department of Horticulture)
Edward Kunicki,,
- Department of Horticulture
, Olga Długosz-Grochowska - Jagiellonian University (UJ)
Olga Długosz-Grochowska,,
, Anna Kołton (FoBaH / Department of Botany, Physiology and Plant Protection)
Anna Kołton,,
- Department of Botany, Physiology and Plant Protection
Journal seriesAgronomy, [Agronomy], ISSN 2073-4395, e-ISSN 2073-4395, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets1
Article number1009
Keywords in EnglishUV–A; growth parameters; dry matter; soluble sugars; total proteins; phenols; MDA; photosynthetic pigments; chlorophyll fluorescence; broccoli yield
ASJC Classification1102 Agronomy and Crop Science
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
Response of Broccoli Transplants to LED Light during Short and Long-Term Storage of 21-07-2020
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FinansowanieThis research was financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland (SUB/2020-050012-D011, SUB/2020—050013-D011).
Wkład autorówConceptualization, R.W. and E.K.; methodology, R.W., A.K., O.D.-G.; formal analysis, R.W., A.K.; investigation, E.K.; data curation, R.W., A.K.; writing—original draft preparation, R.W., E.K., A.K., O.D.-G.; writing—review and editing, R.W., E.K., A.K., O.D.-G.; visualization, A.K. All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript
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