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Ep02 - A New York state of mind on mesotunnels; with Sarah Pethybridge

In this episode (recorded in late 2020) of The Current Cucurbit podcast series, plant pathologist Dr. Sarah Pethybridge (one of the project's co-PI's with Cornell University) talks about her experience doing research on mesotunnels based in Cornell (NY) and plans for 2021.

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Welcome to The Current Cucurbit podcast series. In this podcast series, we dive into the world of organic IPM for cucurbit crops, focusing on the experience of our interdisciplinary research project. We will expand your knowledge regarding the use of the mesotunnel production system as an IPM tool for cucurbit crops, the capabilities of living mulches for organic weeds control,  our efforts in the lab testing biocontrol agents for the main diseases that attack cucurbit crops, and more!

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