Boffins make light work of growing

Ultraviolet treatments for plants developed in New Zealand are to be trialled in the United States as the proprietary company looks for more investors.

Biolumic is a private start-up company at the Bio Commerce Centre, Palmerston North, based on a decade of research by applied plant physiologist Dr Jason Wargent, a Massey University researcher, senior horticulture lecturer and world expert on the effect of UV light on plants.

Trained in the United Kingdom, he was attracted to NZ and his Massey work in 2009 by our UVB light profile, which has complex effects on plants.

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