Rodale Institute Webinar: How Does UV Light Affect Greenhouse Organic Lettuce Yield and Nutrient Quality?

Rodale webinar

Organic greenhouse lettuce production can be challenging due to presence of powdery mildew disease in the northeast United States. Lettuce growers depend heavily on OMRI certified chemicals to spray against the pathogen that causes the disease. However, other technologies may be potentially helpful to nip the disease early in the production system. However, we don’t know whether these technologies such as UV rays affect plant growth, and most importantly, nutrient quality, compared to those sprayed with chemicals.

Join the speakers: Arash Ghalehgolabbehbahani, Gladis Zinati, and Madhav Dhakal to learn about the latest results of this research, conducted at the Rodale Institute Pocono Organic Center in Pennsylvania.

This project is supported in part by the N.E. SARE Partnership Grant.


Rodale Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to growing the regenerative organic agriculture movement through rigorous research, farmer training, and education. Our groundbreaking science and direct farmer-support programs serve as a catalyst for change in farming and food production worldwide. Over our 75-year history, we have proven that organic farming is not only viable, but essential to humanity’s survival.

Since 1947, Rodale Institute has taken the lead in developing a better, natural, and more responsible way of modern farming by conducting research into the cultivation of healthy, living soils. Rodale Institute is home to the longest-running side-by-side comparison of organic vs. conventional farming practices (the Farming Systems Trial, started in 1981), and their research focus areas include developing organic solutions to pests, disease and weeds, mitigating and adapting to climate change, and growing nutrient dense foods.


Cost to join: Free
Webinar facilitated by: The Rodale Institute


June 05, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3pm
Rodale Institute Online Webinar