Using dogs to sniff out agricultural pests

Dogs are used to sniff out narcotics, explosives, and even disease, but what about agricultural pests?

Texas Tech professor Nathan Hall is using a $475,000 dollar grant from USDA to investigate a dog’s ability to identify and detect pests and disease through their nose.

Hall says that he will also evaluate the capacity of already scent trained dogs across the U.S. as a way to support farmers with an early detection tool for ag diseases.