Arthropods and greenhouse lighting: Like moths to a flame

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-04 Wed 19:21
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It is well-known that artificial lights can significantly improve crop production. Despite this, little research to date has examined how new light environments impact greenhouse crop protection – both the good bugs and the bad. We know that light impacts arthropods (insects and mites), such as when mayflies are drawn to streetlights, and moths to flames. But how important is it really to greenhouse pest management?

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