Fighting Plant Diseases with Ultraviolet (UV) Energy

Plant Health / Fighting Plant Diseases with Ultraviolet (UV) Light

UV energy can increase plant health and productivity and improve the health of soil and aquatic systems by reducing the amount of pesticides introduced into the environment

What We Do

LHRC researchers and our collaborators have demonstrated the power of UV energy to combat several types of plant pathogens more effectively than commercial pesticides:

Considerably reduced strawberry powdery mildew

Nearly eliminated angular leaf spot on squash

Significantly reduced cercospora leaf spot on table beets

Harness UV from sunlight to fight plant diseases in greenhouses

Where We Are Going