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Past and present advances in the fields of agronomic, crop, soil, and environmental sciences. Enjoy interviews with researchers published in journals, books, and magazines from the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. Opinions and conclusions expressed by authors are their own and are not considered as those of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, its staff, its members, or its advertisers.

Past and present advances in the fields of agronomic, crop, soil, and environmental sciences. Enjoy interviews with researchers published in journals, books, and magazines from the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. Opinions and conclusions expressed by authors are their own and are not considered as those of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, its staff, its members, or its advertisers.

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United States

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Past and present advances in the fields of agronomic, crop, soil, and environmental sciences. Enjoy interviews with researchers published in journals, books, and magazines from the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. Opinions and conclusions expressed by authors are their own and are not considered as those of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, its staff, its members, or its advertisers.

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English


Episodes

Earthworms and the Ozark Highlands with Dr. Kristofor Brye

6/17/2021
“Earthworm density differences over time among a native tallgrass prairie and chronosequence of tallgrass prairie restorations in the Ozark Highlands” and “Seasonal earthworm density differences among mound positions and soil moisture regimes in native tallgrass prairies in the Ozark Highlands” with Dr. Kristofor Brye Earthworms are praised as environmental engineers and their health can be tightly linked with both soil health and soil benefits like carbon sequestration, attributes which...

Duration:00:50:12

Fieldwork Ready with Dr. Sara Vero

5/20/2021
Fieldwork Ready with Dr. Sara Vero. Fieldwork and lab work are two sides of the same scientific coin. However, when preparing for fieldwork, there are many things to consider that don’t come up in a lab. This episode, we talk with Dr. Sara Vero about her new book, Fieldwork Ready, which covers anything from the practical ins and outs of common fieldwork processes and equipment, health and safety issues, and things to consider before going out into the field. Tune in to learn: If you...

Duration:00:39:49

Sustainable Ag Supply Chains and IPM with Justin Krick, Kate Schaffner, and Ben Wickerham

4/15/2021
Sustainable farming systems are critical for all of us, from producers to consumers. It’s therefore important for the full supply chain–from food companies and ingredient suppliers, to farm service providers, to CCAs, and farmers–to support sustainable agriculture practices, many of which can have a beneficial impact on pest management. This episode, we dive into the partnerships and work being done towards these goals between The Nature Conservancy, Star of the West Milling Company, the...

Duration:00:52:21

The History of Seed Banks with Dr. Helen Anne Curry

3/21/2021
Seed banks are collections of seeds that researchers use to protect valuable genetic resources both for breeding and conservation purposes. But where did they get started and how have they become what they are today? On this episode, Dr. Helen Anne Curry will guide us through the history of seed banks, including their origins, the various phases of their development, and their ongoing role today. Tune in to learn: This podcast is part of the Societies Seed Week, which will be running from...

Duration:00:44:25

Nikolai Vavilov with Dr. Joel Cohen

3/21/2021
“Varietal Timelines and Leadership Challenges Affecting the Legacy of Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov” with Dr. Joel Cohen Nikolai Vavilov was an agronomist and seed collector whose life spanned the regimes of Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin. These were years plagued by extreme famine, especially in the Ukraine. Vavilov strove to follow Mendelian science and practices to improve plant breeding programs, seed conservation, and food security. He travelled to and collected seed from over 50...

Duration:00:47:13

Preserving the Pest Control Toolkit with Dr. Bryan Ulmer

3/18/2021
“IPM Toolkit Preservation” with Dr. Bryan Ulmer. Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, is a system by which pests are controlled using informed decision-making techniques. These techniques are many are varied, but so are the threats to their continued use. This episode, for the third episode in our IPM miniseries, Bryan will walk us through the types of tools in the IPM toolkit, the kinds of threats they face, and how we can protect these valuable pest management resources. Tune in to...

Duration:00:38:21

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster with Dr. Dan Ferreira

3/4/2021
“The Impact of pH and Ion Exchange on 133Cs Adsorption on Vermiculite” with Dr. Dan Ferreira. On March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami led to the explosion of three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The explosions resulted in radioactive particles being released into the air, which eventually settled on neighboring soils. Dr. Ferreira has been working for half a decade to study these soils, including the bonds forged between these materials, the...

Duration:00:52:05

Cover Crops and IPM with Dr. Christopher Proctor

2/18/2021
“Using Cover Crops as an IPM Tool for Managing Hard-to-Control Weeds” with Dr. Christopher Proctor. Cover crops are crops grown between cash crops like corn, wheat, and soybean that provide valuable ecosystem services—or ecosystem benefits—to the surrounding crops and soils. With the rise of herbicide resistant weeds, however, cover crops are also finding new uses in the field of weed suppression. Dr. Chris Proctor joins us this episode to discuss cover crops’ roles in weed suppression and...

Duration:00:42:33

Ag Literacy with Brendan Black

2/4/2021
Ag Literacy is defined as having a basic knowledge of how food and fiber systems work. However, many consumers today do not understand these systems and processes. Brendan Black, host of the Talk Ag to Me podcast, is working to change that, serving as a translator between agriculture specialists and the general public. This episode, as part of a podcast exchange with Brendan’s show, we discuss his journey into agriculture, barriers to ag introduction and retention, strategies for...

Duration:00:44:56

Sustainable Agriculture Programs in the USA and EU with Dr. Scott Hutchins

1/21/2021
“Sustainable Agriculture in the U.S. vs. the EU: A Comparative Look at Different Approaches to Similar Objectives” with Dr. Scott Hutchins Government officials in both the United States and the European Union agree that sustainable agriculture is an important and necessary topic today. However, there are many and differing opinions on how to secure sustainability. Today, Dr. Hutchins will discuss two approaches proposed by these different regions, the U.S. Agriculture Innovation Agenda and...

Duration:00:39:53

Field Drawing in Natural Sciences with Bethann Garramon Merkle

12/31/2020
“Drawn to natural history: Enhancing field courses with drawing and field journal instruction” with Bethann Garramon Merkle. Field drawing has long been used as a method of documentation and observation in the natural sciences. However, more technologically advanced documentation tools, perceived dichotomies between artistic and scientific capabilities, and low artistic confidence in both students and instructors have resulted in declining interest and usage of field drawing as a skill. Can...

Duration:00:50:32

Holistic IPM with Dr. Thomas Green

12/17/2020
Integrated pest management, or IPM, is a system by which pests are controlled using informed decision-making techniques such as pest monitoring and pest thresholds, instead of regular, scheduled pesticide use. Holistic IPM takes things to the next level beyond that, incorporating economic, social, and other advanced systems into the decision-making process. In this episode, Tom will walk us through all things IPM, including holistic IPM facets, techniques, success stories, and future...

Duration:00:42:21

Pollen-Mediated Popcorn Gene Flow with Dr. Amit Jhala and Dr. Ethann Barnes

12/3/2020
“Risk assessment of pollen-mediated gene flow from Ga1-m field corn to dent-sterile Ga1-s popcorn” with Dr. Amit Jhala and Dr. Ethann Barnes. Popcorn accounts for a small portion of the corn grown in the United States. It is therefore important to protect popcorn varieties from cross-pollination with other field corn varieties. Up until now, genetic differences have protected popcorn from field corn cross-pollination. However, the introduction of certain Mexican maize varieties into the...

Duration:00:36:06

‘Butta-12’ Malting Barley with Lynn Gallagher and Ron Silberstein

11/19/2020
“Registration of ‘Butta 12’, A Two-Row Malting Barley Adapted to the California Central Valley with Proven Floor-Malting Success and Craft Brewer Acceptance” with Lynn Gallagher and Ron Silberstein California is a prime location for craft brewers and microbreweries. However, fungi and virus disease susceptibility have made it difficult for many barley varieties (such as those used for the malt used in beer and whiskey production elsewhere) to thrive in California’s Central Valley. Lynn...

Duration:00:44:28

Halloween Special: Locusts with Ellen Weatherford

10/30/2020
Locusts are one of the most damaging agricultural pests in the world, causing problems since ancient times all the way up until today. This episode, we talk with Ellen Weatherford of the Just the Zoo of Us podcast to learn more about these frightening insects for a special Halloween special. Tune in to learn: If you would like to find transcripts for this episode or sign up for our newsletter, please visit our website: http://fieldlabearth.libsyn.com/ Contact us at...

Duration:00:45:30

Soil Health with 2020 World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Rattan Lal

10/15/2020
The World Food Prize is awarded to those who have made outstanding contributions to food and food security around the world. The brainchild of Nobel Laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug, it was founded in 1986 and is the foremost international award for those in these fields. Dr. Rattan Lal is the 2020 World Food Prize Laureate for his continent-spanning work with climate change and holistic soil health. This episode, we talk with Dr. Lal about his life, career, and the soil health lessons he’s...

Duration:00:57:07

Dr. Norman Borlaug with Julie Borlaug, Dr. Ronnie Coffman, and Dr. Ed Runge

10/1/2020
Dr. Norman Borlaug was an American agronomist who specialized in wheat breeding. Known as the Father of the Green Revolution, he helped other hunger fighters save hundreds of thousands of lives in Mexico, India, Pakistan, and other countries throughout his long and varied career. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 and founded the World Food Prize to celebrate other food fighters worldwide. This episode we speak with his granddaughter and colleague Julie Borlaug and fellow colleagues Dr....

Duration:01:40:38

Carrot Stress Tolerance and Wild Relative Breeding with Dr. Philipp Simon

9/17/2020
“Tapping into Wild Carrot Diversity for New Sources of Abiotic Stress Tolerance to Strengthen Carrot Pre-Breeding in Bangladesh and Pakistan” with Dr. Philipp Simon. Carrots are a diverse crop that grows worldwide. Packed with nutrients and flavor, many of its wild relatives also carry important traits such as resistance to abiotic stresses like drought, heat, or salinity. These traits can be crucial as we look at how to feed our growing population; however, without growing these carrot...

Duration:00:45:44

COVID-19, Agricultural Research, and Food Supply Chains with Dr. Gary Pierzynski

9/3/2020
“Research and Funding in the Time of COVID‐19” with Dr. Gary Pierzynski. The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruption worldwide, with research projects, schools, grocery stores, and more all impacted. Dr. Gary Pierzynski, the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, has seen much of this disruption in his day to day work and the research conducted across the college. This episode,...

Duration:00:33:25

Sports Field and Athlete Interactions with Dr. Chase Straw

8/20/2020
“A Review of Turfgrass Sports Field Variability and Its Implications on Athlete-Surface Interactions” with Dr. Chase Straw. Sports scientists study how athletes perform during exercise and how that affects the body. Turfgrass scientists study how to improve and maintain the health of turfgrass. But what happens when you combine the two? Dr. Chase Straw’s review paper decided to find out, searching out research that combines both fields to better understand athlete biomechanics, physiology...

Duration:00:44:52