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Finding Genius Podcast

Sep 18, 2022

Joining us today to discuss his horticultural work is Daniel Wells. Daniel is an Associate Professor in Auburn University’s Department of Horticulture where he teaches and focuses his research on “improving controlled environment agriculture in the southeast.”  

Daniel grew up on an agricultural research station, where he was exposed to this field at a young age. Since then, he has been delving into the world of hydroponics, aquaponics, and plant nutrition with a hunger to learn more… 

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In this episode, Daniel discusses:

  • The research projects he has been working on.
  • The unique environmental challenges that the southeast United States has when it comes to horticulture.
  • The difference between hydroponics and soil-grown farming techniques.
  • What contributes to the nutritional value of plant produce.

The intricacies that exist within the field of horticulture certainly inform our food production methods as we know them. So how can we ensure that we are able to continue growing crops efficiently and sustainably? Tune in now to find out!

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