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Jolly Green Scientists - Erfan Vafaie EPISODE 3, 7th July 2020
Ep. 3. Basil Downy Mildew, Crown Shyness and Hating on Bradford Pears
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Ep. 3. Basil Downy Mildew, Crown Shyness and Hating on Bradford Pears

Mr. Stanton Gill wrote an article in GrowerTalks (https://www.growertalks.com/Article/?articleid=24625) entitled Basil Downy Mildew Field Observations. We'll discuss some of is main discussion points there, from when it first showed up in the USA, symptoms, and resistant cultivars.

In some forests, tree canopies exhibit an interesting behavior in which the leaves and branches will form a 'jigsaw'-like pattern, with leaves and branches avoiding actually touching. Several hypotheses have been expressed for why this happens which is explored in a JSTOR Daily article that we discuss together (https://daily.jstor.org/the-mysteries-of-crown-shyness/?fbclid=IwAR1zcGk5tY5_EK8TXVeKMGgb51K7WWaVa6GuQipKD-xheR4rNMxlHbW7rSw)

Lastly, Vikram and Erfan have a heart-to-heart about why horticulturalists hate on Bradford pears so much!