New Publication

“iSpinach”

Spinach transformed into a “bomb sniffer” capable of communicating with humans? Though initially discredited by the scientific community, we have known since 1983 that plants communicate with one another through volatile organic compounds to their neighbours warning them of dangers, such as herbivores or aphids [1]. Additionally, garden pea plants can inform their neighbours of… Continue reading “iSpinach”

New Publication

Plasma Irradiation for Pest Management

Welcome back! Today I will be discussing a paper that I read recently by Ochi et al. which was published in Plant Pathology in January 2017[2]. It discussed a possible alternative to chemical pesticides in the form of plasma irradiation. In a world where people are increasingly concerned about the use of chemicals on their food… Continue reading Plasma Irradiation for Pest Management