Cafe Scientifique talk: "Feed Me!" - How plants tell us what they want.
|Dates:||7 February 2019|
|Times:||18:30 - 20:30|
|What is it:||Evening event|
|Organiser:||The University of Manchester|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Primary schools, External researchers, Families, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
|Speaker:||Dr Giles Johnson|
Do you talk to your plants? Famously, Prince Charles does. But is there any point in doing so? In this talk, Giles Johnson, a plant biologist from the University of Manchester, will try to convince you that actually, yes, this is worth doing. But as all good conversationalists know, conversation is not about talking but about listening. If you learn the language of plants, they can tell you a lot about what they need. Increasingly this "listening" is being carried out on an industrial scale, by sensors mounted on tractors or even by satellites in space. And these technologies are being developed to address the greatest challenge facing humanity - how to feed 9 billion mouths without destroying the planet.
This event is completely FREE for everyone, bring your friends! :D
Dr Giles Johnson
Organisation: The University of Manchester
Travel and Contact Information
The Old Abbey Taphouse
Manchester Science Park