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Using UV light to reduce pesticide use
Helios stimulates plants' natural defenses to reduce farmers' dependency on fungicides.
Pesticides use is one of the major challenges for agriculture, as the massive use of pesticides is a threat for human health and the environment. UV Boosting solution is changing the way farmers protect their crops against disease with a clean, high performance and affordable technology. The goal of the Helios solution is to make agriculture cleaner at scale with a financially attractive solution. UV Boosting solution is based on the stimulation of natural defenses of plants with Ultra Violet (UV) flashes. UV rays help plants to become more resistant to potential threats, especially powdery and downy mildew. The Helios Solution is designed to be easily adapted to farmers and winemakers equipment. It consists of UV lamps panels designed to be waste-free, chemical-free, with no residue and no impact on biodiversity. Our design-to-cost approach enables an affordable price with a quick return on investment for farmers wishing to reduce their consumption of pesticides. As of 2022 the Solution is also commercialized in the following countries: Italy, Spain, United States. Please notice: this information has been added post-publication (December 2020) and has not been validated through the labeling process nor can be verified at date.
An alternative for sustainable development of smallholder farmers and fisheries communities
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