Natural Defences of Plants

Natural Defences of Plants

[Light, electronic music fades in.] [Light, electronic music fades in.] Narrator: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada research scientist Chris Kirby… …is looking for a new way to protect crops from fungus, insects, disease and bacteria. He thinks some of the answers will be found in these flowers and plants. The project includes Lupins, nesturtiums, cleome… …sudan

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Detecting Diseases with UAVs

Detecting Diseases with UAVs

So, one of our main projects here is data collection using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). We use UAVs because it allows us to collect data on a large scale basis With comparison to handheld devices where we can only get three by three and it takes a lots of time so we use UAVs for

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Boxwood Blight: Species Affected

Boxwood Blight: Species Affected

I’m Mary Ann Hanson I am an extension plant pathologist with Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Tech Plant Disease clinic, and today we’re going to discuss the disease called boxwood blight boxwood. Boswood blight affects a lot of different types of boxwood it’s especially severe on English and American boxwood, which unfortunately are the

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USDA Researchers Helping Plants Defend Themselves

USDA Researchers Helping Plants Defend Themselves

U.S. Department of Agriculture researcher Richard Jones wants to help plants defend themselves against disease. Currently, Jones is working with potatoes at the Agricultural Research Service labs in Beltsville, Maryland just outside of Washington D.C. One of the biggest disease problems is referred to as late blight. And it’s an organism that gets on the

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