Healthy plants are the foundation for life on our planet. They produce the oxygen we breathe and over 80% of the food we eat. The Plantopia podcast series explains how protecting plant health can ensure a sustainable future. Inspired by the United Nations declaration of 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health, the American Phytopathological Society created Plantopia so you can explore the world of plant health in company with plant pathologists—people on a mission to protect plants and our food supply.
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July 27th, 2020 | 30 mins 51 secs
They are social and devious. They are far more complex, sophisticated, and organized than you might ever imagine.
July 13th, 2020 | 31 mins
Introduction, spread, destruction...repeat.
June 29th, 2020 | 31 mins 2 secs
Just about every plant we want to grow comes from a seed, but where do all of those seeds come from?
June 15th, 2020 | 35 mins 28 secs
Fresh produce tastes great and is part of a healthy diet, but we all have a part to play in the war against microbial hitchhikers...even Willie.
June 1st, 2020 | 24 mins 11 secs
How revolutionary methods can be used to disarm some of the most destructive pathogens that imperil the world's food supply.
May 18th, 2020 | 29 mins 9 secs
Your backyard is full of antibiotics. What they're there doing might surprise you.
May 4th, 2020 | 30 mins 41 secs
They’ve been farming for a lot longer than we have, and they are really good at it.
April 27th, 2020 | 27 mins 50 secs
There's a farmer walking around in a developing country applying a convolutional neural network to make decisions.
April 20th, 2020 | 28 mins 57 secs
This is the story of the demise of the American Chestnut and how we are poised, after a century of waiting, to see its return.
April 9th, 2020 | 32 mins 13 secs
The striking parallels between wheat rust and global human epidemics.