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.