Soil Wars

The Battle in your Backyard

The ground we walk on is brimming with life. Every handful of soil contains millions of bacteria and other tiny creatures, from at least 30,000 different species. Dr Jacob Malone, a group leader at the John Innes Centre, is exploring how these microorganisms affect our crops. Surprisingly some bacteria can help protect our crops from damaging diseases. In this exciting talk, Dr Malone will introduce how we can use our knowledge of beneficial soil bacteria to help our crops fight disease and reduce the need for chemical spraying.

Sunday 29 October
Venue: The Forum’s Auditorium
Cost: Free, booking required
Age: 14+