Episode #142: The Black Soldier Fly Concluded

Frank concludes his interview with Jerry of blacksoldierflyblog.com.  Topics of discussion include commercial applications for BSF, the global coverage of BSF, the potential for BSF to serve as a source of protein for humans, and how people living in places … Continue reading

Episode #85: Red Worm Composting (Part II)

In Part II of my interview with Bentley Christie of redwormcomposting.com, we discuss worm feeding requirements, innovation and experimentation in vermicomposting, and the benefits of worm castings. I also conclude with some comments about observations from working in the garden … Continue reading

Episode #78: The Black Soldier Fly (Part I)

The Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia ilucens) has many remarkable characteristics that make it useful to human beings.  In this episode, I am joined by Jerry of blacksoldierflyblog.com.  Jerry and I discuss the lifecycle, morphological characteristics, and population dynamics of the … Continue reading

Episode #31: Colony Collapse Disorder in 2008

In this episode of the Agroinnovations Podcast I speak with Maryann Frazier, Senior Extension Associate at Pennsylvania State University and an expert on colony collapse disorder (CCD) in bees. This alarming phenomenon has captured the attention of media throughout the … Continue reading

Episode #2: Rex Dufour on Agrobiodiversity and Entomology

As we continue this month’s theme of agricultural biodiversity, I interview Rex Dufour, entomologist and organic pest control expert with ATTRA, the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service. Rex describes the role of insects in the agroecosystem, and emphasizes the importance … Continue reading