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Expert's Corner 18: “Plant Hormones & How They Help Crops” w/Dr. Mark Belmonte

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Expert's Corner 18: “Plant Hormones & How They Help Crops” w/Dr. Mark Belmonte

In this week’s Expert Corner segment, Tracy speaks to Dr. Mark Belmonte about “Plant Hormones & How They Help Crops.”

Have you previously heard about plant hormones and are curious to learn more? If so, this segment is for you.

In this conversation, Tracy & Dr. Mark Belmonte discuss:
  • What are plant hormones and why do they matter?
  • Dr. Mark gives us the science behind plant hormones.
  • He answers the question, “How long have scientists known about plant hormones?”
  • He speaks to the extensive research that goes into studying how plant hormones can work in plants.
  • They discuss how farmers and industry experts can use synthetic hormone technology to improve their farms.
  • There’s been a lot of talk about using seaweed as an agricultural additive. Dr. Mark explains the difference between seaweed and synthetic hormone technology.

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of using plant hormones for your crops, you will not want to miss this episode.



* Disclaimer - As always, this information is not intended to provide business or medical advice. To ensure that your own circumstances have been properly considered and that action is taken based on the latest information available, you should obtain professional advice from qualified business or medical professionals before acting on any of the information in this post.

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Show Guest

Dr. Mark Belmonte
PhD, Professor, Biological Sciences | University of Manitoba

Mark started his academic career at the University of Calgary where he received a BSc and MSc in Plant Biology with Dr. Ed Yeung in the Department of Biological Sciences. He then received his PhD in Plant Science with Dr. Claudio Stasolla and was an NSERC PDF Scholar with Dr. John Harada at the University of California Davis. Mark is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Belmonte has been recognized for his innovative research contributions by the University of Manitoba, the CBC, the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists and the Winnipeg Foundation.

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