Plant Health and their Medicines

De Koning, R. (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in or organizing a public lecture/debate

Description

The second webinar of the series "Plants as grandparents, doctors, and chefs organized by the GeneSprout Initiative and hosted by Plantae and the American Society of Plant Biologists

Rotting strawberries, moldy bananas or broccoli being eaten by caterpillars - all of our crops are threatened by natural enemies. The common way to fight off diseases and insects is using pesticides but they can still lead to devastating yield losses. Are there alternative methods to remedy this? And did you know that plants are defending themselves without our help by producing their own pesticides? We might even be able to exploit their armor for our own health! In this webinar, three young researchers share their research about plant health and their medicines.
Period15 Dec 2020
Event typePresentation
Degree of RecognitionInternational