Margit will present her discoveries that negative DIF reduces tipburn on chervil plants and far-red filter reduces tipburn on lettuce plants.
These discoveries impact on plant biosecurity:
- There are no better ways to prevent Ca deficiency disorders on leafy vegetable crops.
- The need to use chemicals to prevent this disorder is reduced or totally absent.
- Those methods are replicable around the globe and can be used in organic agriculture.
- Negative DIF help to conserve the energy in northers pole in winter time, because temperature is higher at night time, which period is shorter.
Estonian Crop Research Institute
Margit Olle, Senior Researcher,
J. Aamisepa 1, Jõgeva, 48309 Jõgeva maakond, Estonia