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This illuminated field isn't just pretty - it's helping to grow crops

Certain combinations of blue, red and ultraviolet light can enhance plant growth and could reduce the use of pesticides. Image: GROW/Ruben Hamelink and Daan Roosegaarde

Natalie Marchant

Freelance Writer, Editor, World Economic Forum

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a field of lants with UV lights shining on them
The field of leek in the Netherlands where GROW is trialling its ‘light recipe’. Image: GROW/Ruben Hamelink and Daan Roosegaarde
an illustration showing how the UV light works on plants
Combinations of red and blue LED lights are shown to encourage plant growth. Image: GROW/Ruben Hamelink and Daan Roosegaarde
Roosegaarde's GROW project.
Roosegaarde’s eventual goal is to take the artwork on tour to 40 different countries Image: GROW/Ruben Hamelink and Daan Roosegaarde
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