5 Sep 2020

Boosting crops using UV light: Jason Wargent

From Saturday Morning, 9:45 am on 5 September 2020

Plant biologist Professor Jason Wargent studies how plants respond to UV light.

From strawberries to medical marijuana, his research is showing that exposing seeds or seedlings to artificial UV rays can help to grow more pest-resistant crops with higher yields.

As the Chief Science Officer and founder of BioLumic in Palmerston North he's taking his ideas and technology global.

He has just been selected as a finalist in the 'Researcher Entrepreneur' category of the KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.

Jason Wargent

Jason Wargent Photo: supplied