8 October, 10:00 - 14:30 CEST

Plant nutrients and food quality in vertical farming

Kristian Holst Laursen, University of Copenhagen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences will talk about plant nutrients and food quality in vertical farming at the online vertical farming conference, October 8 from 10:00 - 14:30 CEST. 

In vertical farming, plants are often grown hydroponically or aeroponically under rigidly controlled conditions. This allows for complete control of plant nutrient supply and potentially delivers optimal plant growth, harvest yield and food quality. It is, however, vital that fertilization strategies are carefully designed to match plant demands of all 14 essential plant nutrients throughout the whole growth period. This does represent a major challenge when nutrient solutions are recirculated – not least in systems relying on organic fertilizers.

This talk discusses the link between plant nutrients and food quality in vertical farming systems with focus on fertilizer types and nutrient levels. Analytical methods to evaluate plant nutritional status during the growth season will also be discussed.

Source: Vertical Farming Conference.

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