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 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:
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?