David Hughes  

21 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 If you want much more detail on the role of plant pathogens in human society see also here
Finally, something about zombie ants themselves

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Location: State College, PA, USA Joined Date: January 2, 2013


Recently answered questions:
Plants gradually dying after transplanting
1 point    Posted:December 7, 2018

need dataset of disease in leaf of papaya plant
0 points    Posted:December 7, 2018

Egg plant (Brinjals plants) affected by green flies
0 points    Posted:December 2, 2018

I found Some insects in my coconut trees can you tell me what are those and what are the problems we face with that?
0 points    Posted:December 2, 2018

Cassava kenya
0 points    Posted:December 1, 2018

Army worm attack
0 points    Posted:November 15, 2018

seed Yield
0 points    Posted:November 10, 2018

Coconut Palms Are Sick and Need HELP
0 points    Posted:November 10, 2018

Recently asked questions:
What are these caterpillars on my kale
0 points    691 views    Posted:September 11, 2016

Recent comments:

December 7, 2018- yes, provide an image

November 11, 2018- OK, but we are a search engine for you!

August 21, 2018- Hi, that is not a sensible strategy. Provide them good soil and water. That is sufficient

July 1, 2018- if it is viral there is no cure. The best you can do is remove vectors. But I would suggest it is...

July 1, 2018- I doubt it is viral. Are you seeing any insect vectors on the plants. That is a wide range of...

June 30, 2018- Where are the healthy vines? In the same field? Go through your vineyard counting how many vines...

June 30, 2018- The hail could be responsible for causing damage and then you have secondary growth of a microbe....

June 30, 2018- Has anyone used herbicide near these grapes? Also, do you see an increase of decrease in symptoms?