When Pests are Best

When Pests are Best

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 772 , Segment 3

Episode: Great Recession Scars, Khmer Rouge Survivors Speak, Benjamin Franklin Cookbook

  • Mar 20, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 12:25 mins

Guest: Katja Poveda, PhD, Assistant Professor of Entomology, Cornell University The world’s farmers face pressure to keep up with a growing population while cutting back on pesticides that hurt the environment. Potatoes in Columbia may yield a natural solution: researchers found that some of the tubers kick into overdrive and produce more potatoes when pests come around.

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