Episode 8

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Published on:

15th Sep 2020

Episode 7

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Published on:

1st Sep 2020

Episode 6

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Published on:

18th Aug 2020

Episode 5

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4th Aug 2020

Ep. 5. Cucumber Mosaic Virus Increases Plant Fertility

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Episode 4

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Published on:

21st Jul 2020

Ep. 4. Impact of Soil Fungi on Milkweed Plants

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About the Podcast

Jolly Green Scientists
Digesting scientific research relevant to the green industry
There's a plethora of misinformation, marketing, and hear-say related to growing horticultural plants. In this series, we digest replicated scientific data and research shared in popular science magazines (such as GrowerTalks) and share it with you, the listeners. Scientific papers are often behind a 'pay-wall' and riddled with academic jargon. Fortunately for you, both of the hosts of this show have a relatively limited spoken vocabulary and need to speak things out in very simple terms for their own simple minds to grasp them.

The hosts, Erfan Vafaie (Entomologist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service) and Vikram Baliga (Horticulturalist with Texas Tech University) are both on the verge of acquiring their PhDs (or not, if things go haywire). On the side, Erfan acts as fool as a part of an improv comedy troupe (Card 53 Comedy) and Vikram hits musical instruments to make harmonious sounds.

About your hosts

Erfan Vafaie

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I'm an entomologist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, based out of Overton, Texas (U.S.A.). I conduct research and educational programming on integrative pest management of ornamental and nursery crops, working mainly with producers and other green industry professionals. My online 'pseudonym' is the SixLeggedAggie.

Vikram Baliga

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I'm the manager of the University Teaching and Research Greenhouse and Horticultural Gardens at Texas Tech University. I also serve as an instructor of horticulture in the Department of Plant and Soil Science and I'm a long-time and active science communicator. I'm also a thunderous plant nerd.