Right light colour gives plant a boost : research shows relationship light and plant immunity

P. van Velden, J.D. Hofland-Zijlstra

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Abstract

Light could be an important factor as to whether a plant is sensitive to fungal infestation or not. This is a whole new angle because until now only the relationship with the greenhouse climate was considered: perhaps it’s too dry, too wet, too warm or too cold. Even at a high RH a plant doesn’t need to suffer from disease, according to the researchers Jantineke Hofland-Zijlstra and Luc Stevens. They are carrying out fundamental research on plant immunity in relation to light.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-17
JournalIn Greenhouses : the international magazine for greenhouse growers
Volume4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • greenhouse horticulture
  • cut flowers
  • plant development
  • illumination
  • fungal diseases
  • disease control
  • responses
  • far red light
  • agricultural research

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