In the U.S., most corn crops are hybrids. Jim Holland, Ph.D., discusses how the genetic diversity of the modern corn crop is considerably narrower than open-pollinated crops, and farmers must buy new seed every year from seed companies.
Waste disposal is one of the greatest environmental challenges we face today. It is also an ancient problem faced by our ancestors. Does the recent past offer any useful solutions (or warnings) for our current crisis?
In many contexts and times, diseases have reshaped life, whether it be human life, animal life, or plant life. Here we share a podcast interview of ongoing research about the consequence of plant disease.