The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted interest in home gardening. Three scientists who garden explain some basic methods for controlling common insects and microbes that can spoil your crop.
July 2, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: bacteria covid-19 insects soil plants fungi viruses integrated-pest-management gardening nematodes weeds land-grant-universities plant-health victory-garden
Fungi and other organisms called oomycetes are highly adaptable. That's bad news for the global food supply.
June 23, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: evolution climate-change yeast plants fungi crops food-security plant-pathogen
Researchers have discovered the first known example of a hybrid fungus that infects humans.
June 4, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: evolution covid-19 pandemic fungi fungus fungal-infection mold
From fungi and flies to spiders and fish, living collections need care and feeding even when their human keepers are dealing with a pandemic and its resultant social distancing.
Tags: collections social-distancing fungi coronavirus-2020 fungus tsetse-fly tsetse-flies natural-history-collections coronavirus-and-social-distancing coronavirus-pandemic
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