Farmers needed a solution to control plant-specific nematodes

As the daughter of specialty crop farmers in Turkey, Dr. Kaplan had planned for a career as an academic and scientist in horticulture. As Kaplan writes in a Science magazine column, “For years, I had been committed to pursuing the traditional academic path because I wanted to run an independent research program and teach. I thought a tenure-track faculty position was the one job that offered both.”

Controlling insect pests with pheromones was already being done on farms, but controlling nematodes with pheromones was new territory. Keep reading

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