20180305 Why Light Matters: Can we suppress plant pathogens by understanding their photobiology and ecology?
From Denise Dewey on March 6th, 2018
Pathogens evolved amidst natural cycles of light and darkness. Artificial lighting is a relatively new phenomenon in our world, and especially in theirs. Pathogens sense, interpret and use light to direct their development. In the case of UV radiation, pathogens have evolved defense mechanisms that are regulated by visible light. We seek to exploit these evolved relationships as a novel and effective means to suppress plant diseases and promote plant health.
March 5, 2018