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Episodes of Plantopia

In this episode, Marin Talbot Brewer, Fungal enthusiast and professor of mycology and plant pathology at the University of Georgia, joins host Jim Bradeen for an in-depth conversation about plant pathogenic fungi and emerging crop diseases. The
In this episode, Don Mathre, Professor Emeritus at Montana State University and veteran plant pathologist, joins host Jim Bradeen and provides his perspective on our field. He talks about his vast career; the rationale behind California’s One-V
In this episode, Uta McKelvy, Associate Extension Specialist Plant Pathology at Montana State University, joins host Jim Bradeen for a fascinating discussion about her passion for plants and how they fit into the environment. The two discuss st
New host. New guests. Same great topics! Season 2 of Plantopia launches June 2022.
Phytopatholobot & scouting from space Special Guests: Katie Gold and Yu Jiang.
A quiet revolution is underway in agriculture. Special Guests: Gary Wishnatzki and Lance Cadle-Davidson.
Where do they come from? Are they really grown in water? Which pathogens are vying to ruin your Thanksgiving dinner? What challenges do cranberry growers face and what exactly is Ocean Spray? Special Guests: Erika Saalau Rojas and Leslie Hollan
Microscopic battlefields, how plants resist pathogens, and how far we’ve come in understanding the strategies employed by both sides in this conflict. Special Guest: Shavannor Smith.
From education on the dangers of "suitcase" plant material, to creating islands of habitat for beneficial insects, to the collective agreement on a set of rules by which crops can be produced in a more sustainable fashion; it all works better w
If you thought that human misery due to plant diseases was only from our distant past, that our technology has placed us beyond the reach of plague and famine, then you have not kept up to date on Phytopthora infestans. Special Guests: Bill Fry
We turn to photobiology for answers on how to produce healthier crops. Special Guests: Arne Stensvand and Mark Rea.
Tracking, testing, and stopping viruses that would otherwise wreak havoc within a population is the everyday work for some plant pathologists. Special Guests: Ana Cristina Fulladolsa and David Carlyle.
Charles Darwin was fascinated by earthworms. You should be too. Special Guest: Wade Elmer.
What's up with all those tiny spots on your apples? Special Guest: Mark Gleason.
They are social and devious. They are far more complex, sophisticated, and organized than you might ever imagine. Special Guest: Gwyn Beattie.
Introduction, spread, destruction...repeat. Special Guests: Dave Coyle and Jiri Hulcr.
Just about every plant we want to grow comes from a seed, but where do all of those seeds come from? Special Guest: Lindsey du Toit.
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. Special Guests: Betsy Bihn and JP Dundore-Arias.
How revolutionary methods can be used to disarm some of the most destructive pathogens that imperil the world's food supply. Special Guest: Morgan Carter.
Your backyard is full of antibiotics. What they're there doing might surprise you. Special Guests: Linda Kinkel and Soledad Benitez Ponce.
They’ve been farming for a lot longer than we have, and they are really good at it. Special Guest: Ted Schultz.
There's a farmer walking around in a developing country applying a convolutional neural network to make decisions. Special Guest: James Legg.
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. Special Guest: William Powell.
The striking parallels between wheat rust and global human epidemics. Special Guest: Dave Hodson.
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