This is the first in a series of blog posts from our own Chad Keyser about his work on the sweetpotato weevil project.
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!?
AgBiome's Brooke Bissinger was featured recently on the podcast The Food Fix in the episode titled "Teaching a Sweet Potato Self-Defense". Check out the full recording and the article here
Year of the Dragonfly
BugFest 2017 was a huge success for the Museum of Natural Science and for the AgBiome team. Multiple AgBiomers from the entomology department and other functional groups spent the day showing kids and adults some of the[..]
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.