Aroma profiles of organically grown 'Benicia' and 'Albion' strawberries
Agroforestry has a lot in common with intercropping and its importance is increasing year by year due to the limited landscape. Together having two or more plant species (such as nitrogen-fixing plants) in close interaction, both provide multiple outputs, and, as a consequence, higher overall yields. Since a single application or input is shared, costs are reduced. Beyond these considerations, there are possibilities of getting rid of weeds and soilborne pests on a site before strawberries are planted. Due to the banning of methyl bromide application in the world, disease free and fruitful soils are becoming important, especially for organic strawberry growing. Aroma is one of the most important quality parameters of strawberries and plays an important role in consumer satisfaction and influences further consumption of fruits and foods. In this study, we aimed to detect aroma profiles of organically grown 'Albion' and 'Benicia' strawberry cultivars using HS/SPME/GC/MS (Headspace Solid Phase Micro Extraction Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry) strawberry intercropped with mulberry and cowpea.
Kafkas, E., Türemiş, N., Bilgili, B., Zarifikhosroshahi, M., Burgut, A. and Kafkas, S. (2017). Aroma profiles of organically grown 'Benicia' and 'Albion' strawberries. Acta Hortic. 1156, 703-708
organic growing, HS/SPME, GC/MS, agroforestry, intercropping