Protecting Plants Against Insect Invaders in Indonesia

Virginia Tech Protects Plants the World Over

Indonesia 2011

By Sandra Hausman

June 08, 2011

Also aired on WVTF Public Radio


With the world's population growing, the pressure is on to produce more food on less land. The challenge is especially great in the tropics, where insects and fungi compete with farmers for edible crops. That's why scientists from Virginia Tech are traveling the world: promoting powerful organic ways to protect plants. WVTF's Sandy Hausman reports from one program location: Indonesia.

Sandy Hausman traveled to Indonesia with the International Reporting Project (IRP) as a Gatekeeper Editor.