- Author: Elizabeth E Grafton-Cardwell
The Freshmen class of Ag Academy students from Woodlake High School came to Lindcove REC on September 6 and participated in a research project on citricola scale taught by Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell. Students learned about experimental design, studied the life cycle of the insect using microscopes, collected leaves from a research plot, evaluated the survival of the scales exposed to different treatments, and plotted their data. This was a great opportunity for students to see how science applies to agriculture and to talk about careers in agricultural science. Special thanks to Woodlake HS teacher Jason Ferreira who requested the event and to teaching assistants Joshua Reger, Joel Leonard and Stephanie Doria.