Currently doing some research on varying light frequency effects on
biological thingees and noted this. Perhaps you should conduct your own
> EYELESS VISION
> Tomatoes see red. And other colors, too! We touched on
> this subject over a decade ago. (SF#54) Then we described
> how the use of red plastic mulch greatly improves the
> yields of tomato plants. More recent research reveals
> that fruit quality and resistance to pests are also
> improved. How can this be?
> Plant leaves, it turns out, contain color sensors --
> light-sensitive pigments similar to those it the human
> retina. Obviously, the plants do not "see," but the
> pigments provide environmental information. Here's the
> mechanism: plant leaves reflect infrared light well, so
> when a tomato plant's pigments detect a lot of infrared,
> the plant "thinks" that it may be crowded out by
> competing vegetation. The tomato plant responds
> aggressively by growing more rapidly.
> The red plastic mulch between the rows also reflects a
> lot of infrared light, and it thereby tricks the tomato
> plant into accelerating its growth.
> (Raloff, Janet; "When Tomatoes See Red," Science News,
> 152:376, 1997.)
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"Charlie Wilkes" <charlie_wilkes at easynews.com> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 03 Aug 2003 14:41:17 GMT, Counteragent 86
> <spamspamspam at spam.spam> wrote:
>> >Charlie Wilkes <charlie_wilkes at easynews.com> wrote in
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> >> On Sat, 02 Aug 2003 17:49:58 GMT, Agent 86 <spamspamspam at spam.spam>
> >> wrote:
> >>>Studies done in the seventies around the world showed that marijuana
> >>>not an opiate as previously thought
> >> I don't believe it. I want to see more information about these
> >> studies and where exactly "around the world" they were done.
> >> Charlie
> >Pot is not an opiate, no matter how ignorant you may be.
>> Cites, please.