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Kestrel McCorkle

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Pi Day

The mathematical character π (Pi) is used to calculate the area of a circle, which has many practical applications in that geometry class you took ages ago and even in the real world. The value of π has been known for almost 4000 years! The first[..]

The Science of Love

Love is all about what happens in the brain, and not your heart. However, hormones associated with love can also affect other parts of the body too (ask your parents). Romantic love can be broken down into three categories and the production of[..]

A day in the formulations lab

Many of you may be wondering, “What is formulations and what happens in a formulations lab?” And no, formulation scientists do not spend their days mixing formula for infants, although our lab might smell better if they did. Formulations is the[..]

Philanthropy committee in action

According to research on the science of giving, charitable acts done at and through work increase employee job satisfaction, work performance, and personal happiness. It’s not surprising that doing good, feels good, which is one of the many[..]

What's this disease?

If you are a fan of strawberries then you have probably experienced opening a recently purchased container only to find that several berries have burst into a plume of velvety gray mold. Unfortunately, your berries have fallen prey to gray mold[..]

A day in the entomology lab: Beetles

Did you know that the average American eats 124 lbs of potatoes a year, that the potato was the first vegetable to be grown in space, and Vincent van Gogh painted four still-life canvases devoted entirely to the potato!?

What's this disease?

Mulberries generally can’t be found on the supermarket shelf, but many southerners enjoy collecting fruits off their mulberry trees to eat fresh and to use in baked goods. While many people think these trees are a nuisance because of the copious[..]

Return of the Intern

The 2018 AgBiome Summer Internship participants. Pictured from left to right: Morgan Rose, Megan Mackowiak, Madison Rackear, Jacob Hyman, Leah Gilmore, and Saunia Withers.

A day in the plant pathology lab

Did you know that plants can get sick like humans and animals!? It’s true, and at AgBiome we make products to control insects, weeds, nematodes, and plant pathogens. While a majority of human pathogens are viruses and bacteria, most plant[..]

A Day in the Nematology lab 

If you have no idea what a nematode is, then you are not alone. Nematodes are thread-like roundworms that are found all over the world, even in the Arctic. Most nematodes are microscopic, so many people aren’t aware that we are surrounded by them!

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