Battling brassicas and coronavirus clusters

Thursday, 25 June 2020 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Broccoli, photo by Tiia Monto, via Wikimedia Commons

This week in the spirit of the International Year of Plant Heatlh, Stu tells us about the arms race between brassicas – which include vegetables such as cabbages, kale, cauliflower and broccoli – and their pests and diseases; meanwhile Claire shares what it's like to get tested for COVID-19, and how recent research shows that "superspreaders" could be responsible for clusters of coronavirus outbreaks. Remember, if you're concerned you can get information at, which also has a list of testing locations.

Thursday 8:30am to 9:00am
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Chris Lassig, Stuart Burns and Claire Farrugia.