I See Dead Plants Podcast now available from ISU Integrated Pest Management

August 4, 2021 4:44 PM
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The “I See Dead Plants” podcast, a new offering from the Iowa State University Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program, is now open to listeners interested in learning how plant science research impacts everyday life.

Crop management experts are interviewed to share findings about plant health, discuss trends within the industry and provide advice around the significance of effective pest management during podcast episodes. The first three episodes are free at the ISU IPM Website, and periodic new releases will be added. “I See Dead Plants” is also available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

The goal of the podcast is to help non-scientists understand current pest management research and how they might be affected. There will also be historical podcasts, which take an in depth look at large scale or significant pest management issues that have taken place throughout history.

Episodes cover a wide range of topics, including the importance of IPM, regional crop pests, fungicide effectiveness, pesticide compatibility and more. For a complete list of podcast episodes, referenced research studies and associated content, visit https://www.ipm.iastate.edu/podcasts/i-see-dead-plants.

The program is made available through the ISU IPM Program and receives partial sponsorship through the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture. More information can be found at https://www.ipm.iastate.edu.


Daren Mueller Professor

Daren Mueller is an associate professor and extension plant pathologist at Iowa State University. He is also the coordinator of the Iowa State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. Daren received his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996, and his master's degree a...

Ed Zaworski Plant Pathology Diagnostician

Edward R. Zaworski is a plant diagnostician in the Iowa State University Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic. He earned his master's degree in plant pathology in 2010, with a focus on field crop diseases.