weeds

Harvesting plants in space

For humans to travel to the moon and Mars, they’ll need to bring a lowly weed. Just as actor Matt Damon attempts to survive on Mars in the movie The Martian by cultivating plants in unfavorable conditions, real life astronauts interested in colonizing Mars may also need to understand how to grow plants in extreme […]

Air Potato

How do you get rid of weeds? You put a tiny creature that is part of the beetle family to work. In Florida, a tenacious vine called the “air potato” poses difficult challenges to wildlife managers, but they’re fighting back by letting small critters do what they do best. In this next segment we go inside the ground war on the air potato.