This episode: Dr. Oleg Daugovish of the University of California Agricultural Extension Service speaks with me about diagnosing plant problems in the garden, with a focus on pathogens and nematodes. We discuss how to take a plant sample to send away for analysis, and a few techniques for diagnosing problems on your own. Dr. Daugovish also speaks more generally about pitfalls to avoid when leasing a piece of land to farm for the first time. The download link in the audio player doesn't work for reasons beyond my skills to fix. You can download the episode in iTunes, or here.
Folks, I've got more episodes recorded but they're not edited yet and I'm about to hit the road for Christmas visiting. It's likely the next episode won't be released until January 2 or so. If I've ruined your holidays, I apologize.