Document Type: Research paper

Authors

1 Horticulture Department, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Isfahan, Iran

2 Young Researchers Club, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

Abstract

In the production of flowers and ornamental plants, especially in the advanced greenhouse conditions, it is important to have a good light source and its accurate management. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of light quality on morphological and biochemical traits of two Marigold genotypes (Iranian-native and Gitana). This experiment was conducted in a completely randomized design with three replications. The treatments included five light qualities including red, blue, 70% red:30% blue (70%:30%), and white lights with an intensity of 500 μmol m-2 s-1 [photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD)] and greenhouse natural light (with an average intensity of 650 PPFD). The results showed that light quality had significant effects on all studied traits at p

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