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!?
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[..]
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!
This week we followed two AgBiome entomologists into the lab to get a taste of what working with insects can be like. And yes, a few people here do enjoy eating insects, YUM! Meet Marie Encarnacion and Elka Armstrong.
To kick off our next series exploring different AgBiome labs and spaces, we wanted to start with one of the most exciting jobs in our company! Working in the greenhouse presents a lot of challenges when it comes to supporting multiple research[..]