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First blog post of 2023 highlights report about UV-C's impact on strawberry powdery mildew (SPM)

Our Center's first blog post of 2023 highlights a recent publication by Mello et al. reporting that strawberry powdery mildew (SPM) was notably reduced by nighttime application of UV-C to field plots. Disease reduction was equivalent to that provided by weekly fungicide applications in CA and superior to that provided by twice weekly fungicide applications in FL. It’s nice to see this work carried out in both CA and FL and telling the same story with a few caveats....

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SPM and UV-C treatment

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