The food industry needs to be able to identify potentially harmful pests quickly and inexpensively. So when University of Guelph researcher Megan Milton found a tiny, dead caterpillar in her pistachios, she reached for a new device called LifeScanner that does just that. Developed at the University of Guelph’s Centre for Biodiversity, it holds identification data for more than 200,000 species, and can be a powerful pest management tool for industry. Read more …
About The Author
September 13, 2023
Owen Roberts is a faculty member in the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications program at the University of Illinois. As an agricultural journalist, he is the past president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists and a lifetime achievement award recipient from the Canadian Farm Writers' Federation. His programs and research papers have been recognized nationally and internationally through awards from the Journal of Applied Communications, the National Agri-Marketing Association, the Association for Communications Excellence, and others.