This modern-day mineral master will detail the little-known roles of iodine and selenium in life functions — crops, animals, humans. Often relegated into the realm of trace elements and not “majors,” science and observation tell a very different story for these essential elements. Iodine touches most everything in a living organism and has enemies both within the body and in the environment; it is particularly known for its anti-cancer properties. Selenium, long held to be a toxin, is a key trigger for tumor suppressing genes. These two vital minerals have similarly important roles in crops. Dr. Olree will “connect the dots” and bring obscure chemistry into actionable information.
Recorded at the 2016 Acres U.S.A. Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, Thursday, December 1, 2016.