Field Notes, powered by KPMG, is a weekly news update on news nationally and globally from the agri-food sector.
Biolumic chief science officer and Massey professor Jason Wargent have been working on using ultraviolet lights to treat plants for improved yield, growth and protection from disease. The project has madeMr Wargent a finalist in the KiwiNet research commercialisation awards. “It's like the holy grail of agriculture. You get yield increase and disease protection without chemicals and without a reliance on GM [genetic modification],” said Mr Wargent.
© 2020 KPMG, a New Zealand Partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved.
KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”) is a Swiss entity. Member firms of the KPMG network of independent firms are affiliated with KPMG International. KPMG International provides no client services. No member firm has any authority to obligate or bind KPMG International or any other member firm vis-à-vis third parties, nor does KPMG International have any such authority to obligate or bind any member firm.