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Lighting the way to higher crop yields

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Massey University spinout company BioLumic has secured a US$5 million (NZ $6.9 million) investment for their work developing products to support food growers around the globe using ultraviolet (UV) light.

Founded by Massey’s Associate Professor Jason Wargent in 2012, building on Dr Wargent’s many years of research into UV/plant interactions, the company focuses on applying UV light treatments to seedlings and seeds that deliver long-term crop benefits, including improved crop consistency, increased yield and disease resistance.

The technology is in commercial trials for high-value produce crops around the globe, working with growers and processors in Mexico, Spain and the United Kingdom with yield gains of up to 22 per cent..  Read full article here

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