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Microgreens 
Microgreens are tiny plants that add zest to salads and main dishes, and are popular with chefs and customers at high-end restaurants.


 

Recent Publications

When life gives you balconies, grow microgreens.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2016.  UT Gardens Cultivate.

Light intensity and light quality from sole-source light-emitting diodes impact phytochemical concentrations within brassica microgreens.  Craver, J. K., J. R. Gerovac, D. A. Kopsell, and R. G. Lopez.  2016.  Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, 141(6).

Blue Light-emitting Diode Treatments Act to Decrease Kale Leaf Tissue Zeaxanthin Concentrations and Non-photochemical Quenching, Thereby Demonstrating a Less Stressful Light Environment.  Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2013.  HortScience, 48(9):pg.43, S131.

Shoot tissue pigment concentrations in broccoli microgreens are higher under narrow-band wavelengths from LEDs than under fluorescent/incandescent light.  Kopsell, D. A., C. E. Sams, and R. C. Morrow.  2013.  HortScience, 48(9):S131.

Glucosinolate Concentrations of Broccoli Microgreens Are Greater under Specific Narrow Wavelength LED Light Regimes than under Conventional Fluorescent/Incandescent Light in Controlled Environments.  Sams, C. E., D. A. Kopsell, and R. C. Morrow.  2013.  HortScience, 48(9): S131.

Shoot tissue pigment levels increase in ‘Florida Broadleaf’ mustard (Brassica juncea L.) microgreens following high light treatment.  Kopsell, D. A., N.I. Pantanizopoulos, C. E. Sams, and D.E. Kopsell.  2012.  Scientia Horticulturae, 140:96-99.

Zeaxanthin levels increase in mustard (Brassica juncea L. ‘Florida Broadleaf’) microgreens following high light treatment.  Kopsell, D. A., N.I. Pantanizopoulos, D.E. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2011.  HortScience 46(9):S339-S340. (supplement).