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Integrated greenhouse production in new light: prospects on improved LED-assisted biocontrol of foliar diseases

Alsanius, Beatrix; Bergstrand, Karl-Johan; Karlsson, Maria


Horticultural greenhouse production in circumpolar regions (>60°N latitude) is dependent of artificial assimilation lighting, which is a common tool to improve plant performance and consequently profitability of ornamental crops and to secure production of greenhouse vegetables and berries all year round. The anticipated light technology shift in the greenhouse industry not only affects crop growth and development but also quality of the produce. It also influences the interactions with the associated microbiota, i.e., community structure and function as well as establishment, dispersal, survival and propagation of microbial pathogens and biocontrol agents. We present a novel ecological theory and principle based approach for integrated production of greenhouse crops, using improved LED-assisted biocontrol of foliar diseases.


biocontrol agents (BCA); controlled environment cropping systems; efficacy; foliar pathogens; greenhouse; microbial metabolism

Published in

Acta Horticulturae
2020, number: 1296, pages: 293-296
Title: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Advanced Technologies and Management for Innovative Greenhouses : GreenSys2019 : Angers, France, June 16-20, 2019
ISBN: 978-94-62612-94-5
Publisher: International Society for Horticultural Science


GreenSys 2019, Angers, France, June 16-20, 2019