Vertical Farming: Moving from Genetic to Environmental Modification

Malleshaiah SharathKumar*, Ep Heuvelink, Leo F.M. Marcelis*

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Vertical farming (VF) is a novel plant production system that allows local production of high-quality fruits and vegetables for rapidly growing cities. VF offers a myriad of opportunities to move from genetic to environmental modification and to produce crops of guaranteed quality and quantity independent of weather, soil conditions, or climate change
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)724-727
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Issue number8
Early online date18 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020


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