Biolumic's UV plant technology extends beyond crop growth to pest, disease resistance

Fiona Rotherham
Sun, 28 Aug 2016

By Fiona Rotherham Aug. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Agritech start-up Biolumic, which increases crop yields by applying ultraviolet (UV) light to seeds, seedlings, and plants, is also treating them for resistance to pests and disease. The Palmerston North-based company was founded in 2012 by chief scientific officer Jason Wargent, who is a Massey University-based world expert on the effect of light on plant growth and development. He initially investigated whether the hole in the ozone layer was damaging plant growth and instead found increased U...

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