Out of curiosity, which wavelengths inhibit botrytis growth and promote trichoderma growth?
To be honest, I don't know off top of my head.... just remember reading it in peer reviewed papers somewhere along the line.
Don't quote me, but think its a blue for botrytis.... but I'm saying that cause it just sounds correct to me.
You might use google scholar or JSTOR to find the peer reviewed papers.... its been a few years since I really studied the biological needs of light.
Maybe someone else can chime in on that for us.
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LOl, well maybe not blue....
quickie search on google scholar: Light-induced Resistance of Broad Bean against Botrytis cinerea - Islam - 2008 - Journal of Phytopathology - Wiley Online Library
But that paper states its the effect of those wavelengths on the plant itself...
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more quickie google scholar: An action spectrum for photoinduced sporulation in the fungus Trichoderma viride
(those links are just the first ones that popped out to me during a quickie search, may be much better refs if you dig a little deeper than the first 2 or 3 hits)
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I think it works in my case because of evaporative cooling. Yes, I kept them in water logged live sphag in 90 degree heat, but because it's so dry there's lots of evaporation going on. Mine from back then ended up being re-homed at David's house because after the back surgery I just couldn't take care of that many green kids.
It really humid where I am, so that probably wouldn't work, unfortunately.
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