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:

Delaware Valley University

Spotted Lanternfly Resources:

PA Department of Ag

Penn State Extension


Hemp Diseases & Pests book on Amazon

Colorado University Hemp Insect Website

Plant Amplifier