How do plants experience their surroundings? This week on We Dig Plants, Alice Marcus-Krieg and Carmen Devito are chatting with Danny Chamowitz, professor at the Tel Aviv University and the author of What A Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses. Learn how plants’ perceptions of light and color help them to survive. Find out whether or not plants can smell, and how they react to decay or disease around them. What cause fruit to ripen? Later, find out how plants’ awareness of gravity influence their growth patterns. Do plants have any memory capabilities? Find out all of this and more on this week’s edition of We Dig Plants, and take Danny Chamowitz’s class on Coursera! Thanks to our sponsor, S. Wallace Edwards & Sons. Music provided by SNOWMINE.

“Plants must be able to adapt to a very sensory environment without being able to escape from it.” [8:50]

Danny Chamowitz on We Dig Plants