21 min

Ep. 13. Horntail snail pest alert and growing plants on Mars Jolly Green Scientists

    • Natural Sciences

A new invasive snail has been observed near Miami (Florida) in August of 2020. If established, the snail can be problematic in nursery, greenhouse, fruit and vegetable production. Recognition is vital - if you see this snail, please report to state regulatory agencies right away (i.e. Texas Department of Agriculture). We also talk about the practical challenges with growing plants on Mars; something we're all going to encounter in the next 5 years or so... probably.
Horntail Snail: https://www.fdacs.gov/content/download/93400/file/horntail-snail-pest-alert.pdf (https://www.fdacs.gov/content/download/93400/file/horntail-snail-pest-alert.pdf)
Growing plants on Mars: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/mars-farming-harder-martian-regolith-soil (https://www.sciencenews.org/article/mars-farming-harder-martian-regolith-soil)

A new invasive snail has been observed near Miami (Florida) in August of 2020. If established, the snail can be problematic in nursery, greenhouse, fruit and vegetable production. Recognition is vital - if you see this snail, please report to state regulatory agencies right away (i.e. Texas Department of Agriculture). We also talk about the practical challenges with growing plants on Mars; something we're all going to encounter in the next 5 years or so... probably.
Horntail Snail: https://www.fdacs.gov/content/download/93400/file/horntail-snail-pest-alert.pdf (https://www.fdacs.gov/content/download/93400/file/horntail-snail-pest-alert.pdf)
Growing plants on Mars: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/mars-farming-harder-martian-regolith-soil (https://www.sciencenews.org/article/mars-farming-harder-martian-regolith-soil)

21 min