Allan Felsot

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Allan Felsot

Professor and Extension Specialist, Washington State University

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Posted on December 1, 2016
Response from Allan Felsot, Professor and Extension Specialist, Washington State University • June 12, 2017
Viroids are very small pieces of circular RNA that have the potential of causing plant diseases. These entities are infectious agents that are different from viruses because they have no protein coat encircling their genetic material. Thus far, viroids are only known to be effective infectious agents in plants. Viroids have not been associated with any animal disease, and they have not been found in animal cells and tissues.    Biotechnological tools are being used in... Read More
Posted on May 27, 2015
Response from Allan Felsot, Professor and Extension Specialist, Washington State University • September 18, 2015
Roundup has been used for quite a long time to control weeds in many orchards. It is used near the base of the trees as a directed spray. The trees and their productivity are not harmed by such an application, and careful attention to spray operational practices that avoid drift also results in a prolific growth of mixed vegetation in the row centers, which prevents soil erosion and encourages a proliferation of insect natural enemies that can help with biological control of insect... Read More
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