Studying Hemp Pests & Pest Management with Chris Tipping

Episode 49: On this week's show we talk to Delaware Valley University biology professor Dr. Chris Tipping. A trained entomologist, Tipping has been involved with his university’s industrial hemp research program since its inception in 2017.

Tipping discusses the various pests a hemp farmer might encounter and how to manage them, but because the crop is so new in the region, much has yet to be discovered in the arena of hemp pest control.

We also hear from biophotonics advocate Eddie Taylor about some interesting plant science research involving cellular light.

Links from the show:

Email Dr. Tipping: Christopher.Tipping@delval.edu

Delaware Valley University

https://www.delval.edu/

Spotted Lanternfly Resources:

PA Department of Ag

https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/PlantIndustry/Entomology/spotted_lanternfly/Pages/default.aspx

Penn State Extension

https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly

USDA

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/resources/pests-diseases/hungry-pests/the-threat/spotted-lanternfly/spotted-lanternfly

Hemp Diseases & Pests book on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Hemp-Diseases-Pests-Management-Biological/dp/0851994547

Colorado University Hemp Insect Website

https://hempinsects.agsci.colostate.edu/

Plant Amplifier

https://www.plantamplifier.com/