Biodegradable Mulch Background
In this activity, you will experience some of the data analysis work that a horticulture crop production expert conducts to discover better methods to grow specialty crops such as peppers, tomatoes and sweetcorn. You will also learn how Dr. Wortman and other horticulturists share their story with other scientists through reading and writing peer-reviewed scientific articles. Sharing science stories and peer reviewing leads to science-based decisions growers can use to improve their plant growing practices. To start this activity, watch the video that features our horticulture crop expert, Sam Wortman. Then answer the questions below to check for understanding of Dr. Wortman's goals.
After watching the video, continue to the next page of this lesson to Kristina Alas' video. Kristina will walk you through the methods of Dr. Wortman's experiment, how it was conducted, and what he discovered about mulches.