Plantopia

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

5 episodes of Plantopia since the first episode, which aired on April 9th, 2020.

  • Antibiotics, Soil Microbiome, and Biological Control

    May 18th, 2020  |  29 mins 9 secs

    Your backyard is full of antibiotics. What they're there doing might surprise you.

  • Ants as Farmers

    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.

  • Arms Race Part 2: AI + Cassava

    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.

  • The New American Chestnut

    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.

  • Arms Race Part 1: Ug99

    April 9th, 2020  |  32 mins 13 secs

    The striking parallels between wheat rust and global human epidemics.