Something I put together… Researching

Something I put together…

Researching agriculture aspects dealing with plants and insects help scientists create novel pest controls to aid in potentially ending world hunger by decreasing the yield loss of crops (putting more money in the farmer’s pocket and feeding more people for less) and will help to create stronger crops that are insect resistant due to their genes not due to the increased use of pesticides. I want to help end world hunger, in any small way that I can. Plants and their herbivores seem to have a Red Queen evolutionary fight and it seems that sometimes the plant has adapted well, whereas in other situations the insect has adapted better. I want my future research to reflect that I am not in science only because of the money or the potential recognition that may come with it but because nature is ever-changing and an amazing wonder with which understanding even a small amount of how things work between different organisms in nature can help us as people initiate change and betterment in feeding the world population and for conserving nature’s current state and not destroying the land with pesticides and chemicals.

Today At The Black Belt Garden Greenhouse


Today @  BBG GH @ UWA

Today I am labeling a few plants in the Black Belt Garden Green House on the University of West Alabama campus. We have 2 Begonias that are too fair gon

A drawing I found online

e in cross pollination to where I cannot seem to find a name for them. The drawing to the right is a very close variety, I believe. I posted the picture because it was beautiful.

I will post more photos of the plants later on today, hopefully.

To name a plant you must use the Genus and the species. This is due to the Linnaean taxonomy. The Genus species must be underlined or italicized and the common name can have ” ” around it to signify the local name of the plant.

These plants are considered Tropicals. They are watered once or twice a week and have a ‘bright light’ environment. The greenhouse stays warm so that the plants do not freeze in the winter.

I am finding the scientific names for a few plants, today. For example, the Rubber Plant is Ficus elastica. Here is a link that is useful for information on The Rubber Tree plant.