Wargent, Jason J. and Taylor, A. and Paul, Nigel D. (2006) UV supplementation for growth regulation and disease control. Acta Horticulturae, 711. pp. 333-338. ISSN 0567-7572Full text not available from this repository.
The benefits of supplementary ultraviolet radiation (UVB: 280-320nm) in protected lettuce were investigated in controlled environment studies. Exposure to UV-B prior to inoculation with a conidial suspension of Bremia lactucae (lettuce downy mildew) led to significant reduction in the subsequent sporulation of the pathogen. In addition to disease control, UV treatments increased leaf thickness, reduced leaf area and increased leaf pigmentation in a red-leaved cultivar. Such changes in leaf area and thickness are important quality factors that would be expected to improve plant performance after transplantation into the field. The aim of further studies will be to test such findings in a commercial glasshouse environment.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Acta Horticulturae|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||ultraviolet radiation ; spectral modification ; downy mildew ; plant biomass ; crop quality|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering|
Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
|Deposited By:||Jason Wargent|
|Deposited On:||16 Jun 2008 11:50|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 18:39|
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