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Undisciplined: The Future Of Fertilizers


It’s no longer revolutionary to point out that bacteria can be beneficial in many ways. But until recently, we haven’t had a good handle on the role microorganisms play in plant growth. Now, researchers at Utah State University are starting to ask that question — and the answers may change the way we think about farming.

Elizabeth Vargis is an associate professor of biological engineering at Utah State University. She first joined us back in 2018 to talk about her research on a new device for stressing in-vitro cells.

And with us for the first time on Undisciplined is David Britt, a professor of biological engineering at Utah State where he studies nanoparticles, biofilms, molecular imprinting and agriculture.