Episode 60: Dr. Thomas Dykstra - Entomologist Explains Why Insects Don't Attack Healthy Plants
Entomologist, Dr. Thomas Dykstra, eloquently explains terrain theory, but from the perspective of plants and insects.
Most people assume that insects randomly attack any and all plants, and that their main focus in life, is to make farmers and gardeners lives hard, by wreaking havoc amongst crops and gardens, but this couldn't be further from the truth. In this podcast, Entomologist, Dr. Thomas Dykstra explains why insects aren't there to cause problems, but are actually the answer to the problem.
In simple terms, plants become unhealthy first, then insects come along to return the unhealthy plant back to the earth, because the plant is no longer viable. Insects also consume toxic pesticides, herbicides and fungicides and convert them in to less toxic substances that other organisms in nature can utilise for their survival.
Parallel's can be drawn between insects and plants and germs...