I See Dead Plants

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Plant Science Stories Rooted in the Everyday

The I See Dead Plants podcast shares the stories of people and plants, pests and pathogens, and the conflicts among them. Join us as we speak to the folks who are helping the rest of us live healthier, more productive lives through pest management research and education. We strive to make science accessible.

I See Dead Plants is created by the Crop Protection Network and hosted by Ed Zaworski. The Crop Protection Network is a product of land grant universities.

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05/19/2022

A topic of science fiction not even a decade ago, genome editing technologies are now being used to research breeding efficiency and bacterial resilience in soybean. Get down to the molecular level in this episode of I See Dead Plants with Host Ed Zaworski and Iowa State University plant virology specialist Dr. Steve Witham as they discuss the CRISPR/Cas9 system and its implications for the future of crop disease management research. 

Article discussed: “CRISPR/Cas9-Based Gene Editing Using Egg Cell-Specific Promoters in Arabidopsis and Soybean”.

How to cite the podcast:

Zaworski, E. (Host) and Witham, Steve (Interviewee). Refried Genes: Using CRISPR/Cas9 Systems to Edit the Genome of Soybeans S1:E14 (Podcast). 05-18-22. In I See Dead Plants. Crop Protection Network. https://cropprotectionnetwork.org/podcast

05/04/2022

On this episode of the I See Dead Plants Podcast, host Ed Zaworski talks with Wade Webster, a Student of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin about a growing problem the U.S. and Canada: Soybean White Mold. Articles discussed are; “Integration of Row Spacing, Seeding Rates, and Fungicide Applications for Control of Sclerotinia Stem Rot in Glycine max” and “Identification of Soybean (Glycine max) Check Lines for Evaluating Genetic Resistance to Sclerotinia Stem Rot”.

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How to cite the podcast: 

Zaworski, E. (Host) and Webster, R. (Interviewee). How did these Rat Turds get in my Soybean Stems?! Soybean White Mold S1:E13 (Podcast). 05-04-2022. In I See Dead Plants. Crop Protection Network. www.cropprotectionnetwork.org/podcasts

04/20/2022

One of the most important decisions a farmer can make is choosing the best products for the management and prevention of crop disease. Ed Zaworski invites University of Kentucky plant pathologist, Dr. Kiersten Wise, onto the pod to discuss the Crop Protection Network Fungicide Efficacy Guide Series and how these ratings were developed to rate various fungicides and their ability to control major crop diseases in the United States. For more information read the full-length web book Fungicide Use in Field Crops.

Additional Resources:

Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Corn Diseases

Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Soybean Seedling Diseases

Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Soybean Foliar Diseases

Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Wheat Diseases

How to cite the podcast: 

Zaworski, E. (Host) and Wise, K. (Interviewee). A guide to killing fungi: Fungicide efficacy trials S1:E12 (Podcast). 04-20-2022. In I See Dead Plants. Crop Protection Network. https://cropprotectionnetwork.org/podcast

04/06/2022

In a special episode of “I See Dead Plants“ host Ed Zaworski visits the 2022 International Integrated Pest Management Symposium. Listen in on the conversation as Ed discusses the impacts, management, and fungicide application options of Fusarium Head Scab of Wheat with Louisiana State University Plant Pathologist Dr. G. Boyd Padgett.

Additional Resources:

https://www.lsu.edu/agriculture/plant/about/faculty-staff/padgett.php https://cropprotectionnetwork.org/encyclopedia/fusarium-head-blight-of-wheat https://lsuagcenter.com/~/media/system/0/6/f/c/06fc2422553fc3de11f617f33887a9e0/2021_smallgrainsperformancetrialspdf.pdf https://lsuagcenter.com/portals/communications/publications/newsletters/louisiana-crops

How to cite the podcast:

Zaworski, E. (Host) and Padgett, B. (Interviewee). A Fung-Guide to Fusarium Head Scab: Fusarium Head Scab of Wheat S1:E11 (Podcast). 04-06-22. In I See Dead Plants. Crop Protection Network.

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03/24/2022

In this episode of the I See Dead Plants Podcast, host Ed Zaworski sits down with Dr. Ed Sikora, Entomology and Plant Pathology Extension Specialist and Professor at Auburn University to discuss soybean rust. Learn more about the history of this widespread disease, discover current and past research, and learn how to manage some potential pustule perils. Articles discussed include; “A Coordinated Effort to Manage Soybean Rust in North America: A Success Story in Soybean Disease Monitoring” published in the journal Plant Disease and “Identifying Soybean Rust-Resistant and Susceptible Populations of Kudzu to Increase Disease Monitoring Efficiency in Alabama” published in the journal Plant Health Progress.

Additional Resources:

https://cropprotectionnetwork.org/encyclopedia/soybean-rust-of-soybean 

How to cite the podcast:

Zaworski, E. (Host) and Sikora, E. (Interviewee). Rust Can't Get Enough: Soybean Rust S1:E10 (Podcast). 03-23-22. In I See Dead Plants. Crop Protection Network. https://cropprotectionnetwork.org

03/11/2022

On this episode of the I See Dead Plants Podcast, host Ed Zaworski joins Plant Pathologist Dr. Andrew Friskop in a tour of the Agronomy on Ice event in Devils Lake, North Dakota. Dozens of trucks and trailers converge out on the 20+ inch thick ice of Devils Lake to create a fun environment where professionals from across the agronomic community can gather and discuss support for agriculture across the United States and Canada.

How to cite the podcast:

Zaworski, E. (Host), Friskop, A., Hanson, J., and Okke, K.(Interviewees). Driving on a Frozen Lake: Agronomy on Ice S1:E9 (Podcast). 03-11-22. In I See Dead Plants. Crop Protection Network. https://cropprotectionnetwork.org

02/28/2022

On this episode of the I See Dead Plants Podcast, host Ed Zaworski talks With Dr. Andrew Friskop and Dr. Daren Mueller about the corn disease Goss’s bacterial wilt. Topics include how Goss’s wilt became North Dakotas most important disease of corn, ice fishing and control of bacterial diseases in agriculture. The article discussed on this podcast is “Effects of Hybrid Susceptibility and Inoculation Timing on Goss’s Bacterial Wilt and Leaf Blight Severity and Corn Yield” published in the journal Plant Disease.

Additional Resources:

https://cropprotectionnetwork.org/encyclopedia/gosss-wilt-of-corn

How to cite the podcast:

Zaworski, E. (Host) and Friskop, A. (Interviewee). Wilting Leaves and Bacterial Ooze: Combating Goss’s Wilt with Corn Genetics S1:E8 (Podcast). 02-28-22. In I See Dead Plants. Crop Protection Network. https://cropprotectionnetwork.org

01/13/2022

On this episode of the I See Dead Plants Podcast, host Ed Zaworski speaks with Dr. Travis Faske about the small round worms known as nematodes. They also discuss nematode abundance and diversity on earth, including a 28 foot long sperm whale placenta parasite. But mostly about root knot nematodes on soybean. The research publication discussed is "Movement of Seed- and Soil-Applied Fluopyram in Soil Columns" published in the Journal of Nematology. Dr. Faske is currently a plant pathology professor and extension specialist at the University of Arkansas.

Additional Resources:

An Overview of Root Knot Nematodes from the Crop Protection Network.

Root Knot Nematode from the American Phytopathological Society.

How to Control Root Knot Nematode from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.

How to cite this podcast:

Zaworski, E. (Host) and Faske, T. (Interviewee). Vampire Unicorn Worms or How to Drain the Life from Soybeans with a Knife-Straw on Your Face. S1:E7 (Podcast). January 13, 2022. In I See Dead Plants. Crop Protection Network. https://www.ipm.iastate.edu/podcasts/i-see-dead-plants/vampire-worms-how...

12/28/2021

On this episode of the I See Dead Plants Podcast, host Ed Zaworski takes a dive into the world of coffee and coffee rust. What if the world’s supply of coffee was threatened by a rapidly spreading plant disease that caused coffee tree leaves to fall off the plant and stopped beans from developing? What if our supply of coffee dwindled due to this disease? Will mornings at the office become unbearable as zombie-like coworkers stumble to their desks with sleep still heavy in their eyes? Will the water cooler become a veritable no-man’s land where tempers flare at the slightest provocation? If not for the work that plant pathologists and other scientists do every day, this horror story could become a reality. We will explore the impact of coffee rust on coffee, with an introduction to coffee and how it’s become such an integral part of our lives.

How to cite this podcast:

Zaworski, E. (Host). Coffee Rust: The Parasite that Wants to Ruin Your Morning. S1:E6 (Podcast). December 28, 2021. In I See Dead Plants. Crop Protection Network. Https://www.ipm.iastate.edu/podcasts/i-see-dead-plants/coffee-rust-parasite-want...

11/17/2021

On this episode of the I See Dead Plants Podcast, host Ed Zaworski speaks with Dr. Xavier Phillips about detecting the impact of fungicides on soybeans using unmanned aerial vehicles (also known as drones). This interview is based on research published in the journal Agronomy, called “Estimating Soybean Radiation Use Efficiency Using a UAV in Iowa.” Dr. Phillips is currently a field crop researcher with Syngenta.

Additional Resources:

Remote Sensing in Agriculture Special Issue of the journal Agronomy.

Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Soybean Foliar Diseases from the Crop Protection Network.

Fungicide Use in Field Crops web book from the Crop Protection Network.

How to cite this podcast:

Zaworski, E. (Host) and Phillips, X. (Interviewee). Flying Saucers and Fungicides: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Used to Measure Soybean Stress. S1:E5 (Podcast). November 17, 2021. In I See Dead Plants. Crop Protection Network. Https://www.ipm.iastate.edu/podcasts/i-see-dead-plants/flying-saucers-and-fungic...

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