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What techniques are used to keep crops safe from insects? What happens to tomatoes when they ripen? This selection of audio slideshows covers a broad range of topics that relate to the nature of both plants and vegetables. From touring the largest display green houses in the world at the Eden Project to genetically engineering crops for African famers, this collection of case studies reveals fascinating insights into the cutting edge work conservationists and bio-chemists are doing in the field of botany. This material forms part of the Open University course S173 Plants and people.

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

  • Duration 25 mins
  • Updated Friday 27th April 2012
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Biology
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Track 1: Eden Project: Palms and Peppers

Tour of the Eden Project.


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Eden Project: Palms and Peppers    Tour of the Eden Project. Play now Eden Project: Palms and Peppers
2 Eden Project: Busy Lizzy (Imaptiens gordonii)    Busy Lizzy is native to eastern Africa, but grown in the Eden Project. Play now Eden Project: Busy Lizzy (Imaptiens gordonii)
3 Fruit Ripening    Professor Greg Tucker explains why fruit ripen. Play now Fruit Ripening
4 Royal Horticultural Society: Colour chart    Dr. John David describes how the colour chart is used for recording plants. Play now Royal Horticultural Society: Colour chart
5 Pest Control (Push and pull systems)    Professor John Picket explains how he used the push pull system to help African farmers Play now Pest Control (Push and pull systems)

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