Episode 32: Phenology Throwdown for October 2018


Summer is behind us, and the leaves on the trees are doing their familiar autumn thing. Daniel explains the science behind the changing colors of fall foliage. Surprise, surprise, it’s all about plant pigments.

eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis)
chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)

Casey gives an update on farm phenology. Fall is the season for planting cover crops. This practice helps improve the health of the soil and gets things ready for another growing season.

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This episode aired on Radio Boise in October 2018 and featured music by Toy Zoo.

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