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David Hughes  

34 Reputation Points

Bio: I am a behavioral ecologist working mostly on diseases in ant societies. I have a strong interest in how knowledge in human societies is spread, retained and used. I and Marcel Salathe are the developers of PlantVillage which aims to spread knowledge of food plants.
I am absolutely fascinated with the global challenge of feeding 9 billion people in the coming decades. Here I explain this some more and relate it to my Zombie ant work http://tinyurl.com/9wzn687 If you want much more detail on the role of plant pathogens in human society see also here http://tinyurl.com/ayjxz7g
Finally, something about zombie ants themselves http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2irXpA...

Email :  dhughes@psu.edu
Location: State College, PA, USA Joined Date: January 2, 2013



History


Recently answered questions:
Some coconut plants dieing
0 points    Posted:May 31, 2019

Rhinoceros Beetles infestation in Coconut plantation
0 points    Posted:May 31, 2019

Alternaria infestation is on rise
0 points    Posted:May 29, 2019

Inter cropping Mango plantation and Coconut plantation
0 points    Posted:May 28, 2019

grape disease
0 points    Posted:May 28, 2019

Existing software to Diagnose plant disease from pictures
1 point    Posted:May 24, 2019

Identify a pest
0 points    Posted:May 20, 2019

De-colouration in apple leaves.
0 points    Posted:May 19, 2019


Recently asked questions:
What are these caterpillars on my kale
0 points    917 views    Posted:September 11, 2016


Recent comments:

May 31, 2019- mark the trees and come back to them each week to see if it changes. Also note if healthy trees...

May 24, 2019- great answer. I agree that the tree is deficient in an immobile nutrient

May 16, 2019- images of what crop/disease

April 11, 2019- There are likely other crops too. It is critical to think about what markets exist and what money...

April 11, 2019- Scout for eggs masses after planting. Squash them. Also, try to encourage natural enemies. Check...

April 3, 2019- Thanks for contributing. Please keep contributing.

March 12, 2019- Also, please add pictures close up of leaf. Thanks

March 12, 2019- Has it rained a lot?