Certain “recipe of light” as combinations of blue, red and ultraviolet light can enhance plant growth and could reduce the use of pesticides.
- A 20,000-square-metre light installation in the Netherlands is contributing to sustainable agriculture.
- The vertically placed LEDs in a field of leek are said to increase crop growth.
- UV light could also reduce the use of pesticides by up to 50%, according to Daan Roosegaarde, the designer behind the project.
- Sustainable agriculture is key to ensuring food security for all, says the FAO.
-Read on at – www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/01/light-led-crops-pesticides-sustainable-agriculture