As marijuana gets most of the press and vies for consumer dollars, there’s a whole other, less sexy angle — hemp. The possibilities here are intriguing.
The next frontier in research (that will invigorate the hyperyielders of the future) is at the molecular level, paired with field optimization.
A multi-leg turkey trot (spanning time and space) is what allows us to partake in the yearly smorgasbord. Get out your batons for the relay!
Plant probiotics (generally called endophytes because they reside inside the plant) similarly have a profound influence on health and productivity.
When a farmer uses a pesticide against a pest, weed, or pathogen, s/he is essentially conducting a field-scale micro-evolution project.
On the pest management front in agriculture, we often want to encourage steamy insect sex — though not actually in a way the critters can follow through.
I just hit a milestone: my 30th anniversary as a lettuce grower [raucous applause?]. First as a young tyke at the family farm, and later in the wondrous, climate controlled college greenhouse. The latter was hydroponic, far removed from my conventional rearing. Fortunately, the experience I had amassed in the field was easily “convertible” into […]
Eating insects is a plausible approach to food sustainability — a way to constructively talk about averting the dreary future predicted in sci-fi novels.
I’m a steadfast ‘80s kid. The greatest decade, bar none. Anything remotely associated with the era adorns the walls of my mancave: Max Headroom, Scarface, Star Trek (TNG), Saturday morning cartoon memorabilia, and ‘80s starlets. And of course, music. Remember New Kids on the Block — and their throngs of adoring (usually female) fans with […]
The diversity and benefits of insects is staggering, which is why it’s so sad when the media falls victim to poor science reporting.