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Reduction of UV Light may Reduce Use of Pesticides

The UV-Absorbing Net Is an Ally Against Pests

ScienceDaily (Nov. 7, 2012) — Researchers have found that a reduction in the amount of UV light in the environment can reduce the propagation and aphid population density what involves an overuse decline of pesticides.

The use of UV-absorbing covers can reduce the incidence of the potato aphid, M. euphorbiae, on lettuce plants. This is the result found by the group of Integrated Pest Management at the ETS Agronomics engineering of the UPM in collaboration with the group Insects as Vectors of Plant Pathogens of the Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias at the CSIC.

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