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What's Killing My Kale Episode 18: Navigating Natural Remedies: What Works and Why?

In episode 18 of our fruit and vegetable podcast What's Killing My Kale? we talked to Linda Chalker-Scott, a horticulturalist with Washington State University. The internet lays many claims about the benefits of numerous "alternative" or "natural" remedies for pest management and plant health. How do we know which methods are backed up by science, and which are not? In this episode, Linda lays out ways growers can determine if claims about natural products are accurate and effective. We use epsom salts and compost tea as two examples.

This episode is being re-posted from December 2018. We are still getting the hang of posting correctly so that our podcasts are compatible with other forums; this should fix our feed so that all of our episodes end up on iTunes and Stitcher!

Click here to listen to the episode. You can listen to it now, or download it to listen later. 

You can find all previous (2018) episodes on FruitEdge.

What's Killing My Kale? is a podcast production of the University of Minnesota Extension, sponsored in part by the University of Minnesota Integrated Pest Management program. Co-hosted by Extension Educators Annie Klodd and Natalie Hoidal, the podcast focuses on innovative and timely pest management topics in fruits and vegetables, and sometimes ventures into other timely issues as well. 

Author: Natalie Hoidal, Extension Educator-Fruit and Vegetable Production

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