UV radiation not only causes significant damage to the human skin, it also has many negative effects on plants. Due to the ozone depleting substances, more UV-B light penetrates through the ozone layer and reaches the earth’s surface. As the UV-B radiation cannot be absorbed by the soil, all the radiation reaches the plant. UV-B radiation causes various effects. Suppression of photosynthesis means the plant experiences a lack of oxygen. The change in auxin/cytokinin ratio and the stimulation of PAL/CHS activities result in a change in phenol and flavonoid concentrations in root exudates. This in turn creates a loss in rhizobial and mycorrhizal associations of leguminous plants as well as soil fertility. We at Aqua Aid Europe offer 2 types of UV protection.
Proper solar protection for the plant reduces the impact of extreme UV and infrared sunlight and balanced moisture behaviour in the plant. It leaves enough light through for the plant to grow, while reducing the plant stress during summer conditions. It also protects the plant against cell deformation and reduces water consumption up to 30%. UV protection forms a protective shield that offers resistance and promotes growth.