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Food security, water resources in focus for consultant's visit

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Leonard Gianessi delivered a lecture to students, faculty and staff in Colvard Student Union's Fowlkes Auditorium on March 20. PHOTO: Beth Wynn | Public Affairs


Leonard Gianessi was at Mississippi State University for presentations and tours last week. The CropLife Foundation consultant discussed the important role of pesticides in food production. He offered case studies from around the world that illustrated challenges in food production over the past 50 years.

Click here to watch a video of Mr. Gianessi's lecture at MSU. The accompanying PowerPoint slides are available by clicking here.

Gianessi also heard from MSU experts who spoke about irrigation, herbicide use and resistance, and issues related to pollinators and pesticides, including a presentation from Dr. Jason Krutz, associate Extension research professor at the Delta Research and Extension Center.

Click here to watch a video of Dr. Krutz's presentation. The accompanying PowerPoint slides are available by clicking here.

Greg Bohach is vice president of the MSU Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine, which joined the MSU Office of Research and Economic Development in hosting Gianessi’s visit.

“Mr. Gianessi is a well-spoken advocate for the use of pesticides as part of the world’s efforts to feed the expanding population,” Dr. Bohach said.

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