UV-C study now includes strawberry propagation and other pests

In Europe, research is being done on a UV-C robot in greenhouses. This project has been extended for another two years. In the study, UV-C is used for crop protection, specifically against mildew in strawberries, tomatoes, and cucumbers. 

This project will now include strawberry propagation. Also, the robot's use will be demonstrated in Germany and the Netherlands. Researchers will determine if UV-C works against spider mite, Botrytis, and tomato red mite too.

The UV-C robot with a side shift in a greenhouse in the spring. Photo: Octinion

Source: Proefcentrum Hoogstraten

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