Impact of mechanical stimulation on the life cycle of horticultural plant
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AbstractMechanical stimulation technology is critical in agricultural crop production because it is constantly regarded as a developing green technology to regulate plants to meet people's need for green and healthy agricultural products. Various environmental mechanical stimulation impacts seed germination, seedling growth, flowering date, fruit quantity, and fruit quality throughout the life cycle of a horticultural plant. This study first outlines the basic characteristics of six types of common mechanical stimulation in nature: precipitation, wind, gravity, touch, sound, and vibration. The effects of various mechanical stimulation types on the seed, seedling, flowering, and fruit of horticultural plants throughout their whole life cycle are then presented, as reviewed in the recent 100 years of existing literature. Finally, potential future study directions are discussed. The main challenge in mechanical stimulation technology is to uncover its potential capabilities for regulating and controlling plant development and fruit quality in green agriculture instead of agricultural chemicals.
CitationLiu Z, Fadiji T, Yang J, Li Z, Tchuenbou-Magaia F (2023) Impact of mechanical stimulation on the life cycle of horticultural plant, Horticultural Plant Journal, 9(3), pp. 381-394. https://doi.org/10.1016/ j.hpj.2023.01.003.
JournalHorticultural Plant Journal
Description© 2023 The Authors. Published by Elsevier. This is an open access article available under a Creative Commons licence. The published version can be accessed at the following link on the publisher’s website: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hpj.2023.01.003
SponsorsThis work was supported by a European Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship (Grant Nos. 326847 and 912847), a Chinese Universities Scientific Fund (Grant No. 2452018313), a High-End Foreign Expert Recruitment Program (Grant No. G2022172006L), and an Agricultural Science Innovation and Transformation Project of Shaanxi Province [Grant No. NYKJ-2022-YL(XN)12].
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