Using Plant Metaboilism for Sustainable Food Production

Duration: 1:01:32 | 5 February 2013
Prof John Pickett

Watch the video of the full lecture above, to find out how organic chemistry will be essential in devising completely new tools that will be required to deliver sustainable intensification of agricultural production.

About the speaker

Prof John A Pickett is originally an organic chemist (BSc 1967, PhD 1971, DSc 1993) who has gained worldwide recognition, with many honours and awards to his name, for his investigations into volatile natural products that affect the behaviour and development of animals and other organisms (semiochemicals). He is a world authority on semiochemicals in insect behaviour and plays a leading role in the move away from the traditional use of wide-spectrum pesticides to more precise control through compounds targeted against specific pests at critical stages in their life cycles.

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