Earth Day Special with Jonathan Lundgren Ecdysis Foundation


Jonathan Lundgren on No-Till and the Regenerative Ag Movement

In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with Dr. Jonathan Lundgren, founder of Blue Dasher Farm and the Ecdysis Foundation.


Jonathan Lundgren on Bee Keeping Today

In this episode, Jeff and Kim talk with Jon about his work, the importance of the soil and how the solution to the problems we are facing with honey bees is literally, under our feet!

Dr Jonathan Lundgren - Reforming food production

"I'm an entomologist by training - and we found that the insecticide-treated conventional corn fields had 10 times more insect pests than the regenerative fields that had never seen insecticide use. That's not supposed to happen."

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Ecosystem Diversity Prevents

Insect Pressure

In this episode, we discuss how diversity in insect populations decreases pest problems, why the term "pesticide safety" is meaningless, and the ecological implications and risk assessment of pesticides. 

Dr. Jonathan Lundgren – Standing Tall

After 11 years at the USDA, responsible for his own lab and a good sized staff, the career of this well-regarded scientist and author began to fall apart when he published research that cautioned against the use of pesticides approved by the federal agency.  How deep into the pockets of the USDA that big business reached, and to what extent science is compromised is surprising hear about.

Food Sleuth Radio, Jonathan Lundgren Interview

Did you know that most insects are “good” and that they have a critical role to play in our national food security and good nutrition? Lundgren discusses his insightful understanding of insects, and how pesticides pose harm to unintended species, including soil microorganisms, pollinators, aquatic life and humans. Lundgren, a Presidential award-winning scientist, explains how his research questions on neonicotinoid pesticides became problematic at the USDA’s agricultural research lab, and why he left his USDA job to start an independent research farm.