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Ep03 – Pollination! The pillar of a good yield; with Dr. David Gonthier.

Why do we care about pollination? What are we doing to prevent an unsuccessful pollination? Are insecticides -even organic ones- bad for pollinators? What have they found in Kentucky about the relationship of pollination and mesotunnels? These and much more subjects are covered in this interview with Dr. David Gonthier, entomologist with University of Kentucky.

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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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