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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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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

2022 Blooper Reel

6/22/2022
It’s our blooper reel! Our podcast is turning four this year. As a birthday treat, enjoy bloopers from our last orbit around the sun. Want to get us a birthday treat in return? Rate and review us on your favorite podcast app or platform. Contact us at podcast@sciencesocieties.org or on Twitter @FieldLabEarth if you have comments, questions, or suggestions for show topics, and if you want more content like this don’t forget to subscribe. If you’d like to see old episodes or sign up for our...

Duration:00:09:38

Optimizing Food-Feed Production in Smallholder Systems with Dr. Peter Thorne

6/17/2022
“Redesigning traditional weed management practices in faba bean fields to optimize food-feed production in the smallholder system” with Peter Thorne. Researchers work hard to develop best practices and recommendations for farmers. However, cultural practices may affect how farmers do or are able to implement these recommendations on their farms. This episode, Peter discusses his work bridging the gap between researcher recommendations and farmer needs in smallholder Ethiopian farms. Tune...

Duration:00:40:54

Picking on Nitrogen Rates with Drs. Brian Arnall, Josh McGrath, and Wade Thomason

6/3/2022
There are multiple tools for farmers to work with when deciding Nitrogen recommendation rates. All of them operate on the spectrum between mechanistic and empirical approaches. In this episode of the Field, Lab, Earth podcast, Drs. Brian Arnall, Josh McGrath, and Wade Thomason discuss the key differences between these approaches, how they interact with accuracy and precision, how they intertwine with each other, future research for recommendation tools, and how farmers can best make...

Duration:00:56:53

Maize Breeding for Protein-Restricted Diets with Matthew Woore, Dr. Sherry Flint-Garcia, and Dr. James Holland

5/19/2022
“The Potential to Breed a Low-Protein Maize for Protein-Restricted Diets” with Matthew Woore, Dr. Sherry Flint-Garcia, and Dr. Jim Holland Phenylketonuria is a metabolic disorder which results in a need for a strict low-protein diet. This restricts the intake of corn and many corn-based foods. This episode, Smitty, Sherry, and Jim discuss their work developing a low-protein corn variety so that individuals with Phenylketunoria can enjoy more corn-based foods. Tune in to learn: If you...

Duration:00:48:34

Soil Sensing on Mars with Drs. Doug Cobos and Colin Campbell

5/5/2022
In 2008, NASA launched their Phoenix Lander to take measurements on Mars. This episode, Drs. Doug Cobos and Colin Campbell talk about their experiences working with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), what they were measuring, and what their data can tell us about Mars. 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 podcast@sciencesocieties.org or on Twitter...

Duration:00:58:51

Urban Food Forests with Dr. James Allen

4/14/2022
“Urban food forests in the American Southwest” with Dr. James Allen. Food forests are multi-level polycultures where fruit and nut trees, vegetables, shade trees, mushrooms, aquatic plants, and more can all exist in the same urban or rural space. They’re known to have many benefits, both environmentally and socially; however, in more arid climates like the American Southwest, there are a few hurdles urban agroforesters must overcome. In this episode, Dr. Jim Allen discusses a recent survey...

Duration:00:47:47

Multifunctional Agroforestry with Dr. Sarah Lovell

3/17/2022
“Agroforestry at the Landscape Level” with Dr. Sarah Lovell Agroforestry is where trees are grown alongside other crops or livestock. It’s an extremely flexible practice that can be adapted to both urban and rural environments and at a variety of scales. In this episode, Dr. Sarah Lovell discusses the various uses and forms of agroforestry, how agroforestry can benefit both farmers and their surrounding communities, and some tips for implementing agroforestry at scale. Tune in to...

Duration:00:44:59

Microplastic Movement through the Soil with Yingxue Yu

2/17/2022
“Current understanding of subsurface transport of micro- and nanoplastics in soil” with Yingxue Yu. Microplastics can come from all kinds of sources, including broken down bottles, face and body scrubs, plastic bags, tire tracks, agricultural mulch films, sewage waste, and more. However, for as ubiquitous as these plastics can be, there’s still much to be learned about how they move through our soils; how they’re affected by their surrounding soils, weather, and animals; and their ultimate...

Duration:00:25:07

Profitable Nitrogen Rates for Corn with Dr. Carrie Laboski

1/20/2022
Nitrogen is an important nutrient for corn which, when applied as a fertilizer, can increase yields. However, too much nitrogen can lead to negative impacts on human health, water quality, plant health, and the environment. This episode, Carrie discusses her work testing nitrogen rate recommendation tools and how we can best balance profitability, plant health, and the environment. Tune in to learn: If you would like to find transcripts for this episode or sign up for our newsletter, please...

Duration:00:50:16

Salt-Affected Roadside Grasses with Dr. Eric Watkins

12/16/2021
“Review of cool-season turfgrasses for salt-affected roadsides in cold climates” with Dr. Eric Watkins. Salt is commonly spread on roads in colder regions to help keep them clear of dangerous ice. However, salted roads can pose some environmental risks. Roadside turfgrasses can help alleviate some of those problems, but drought, heat, salt, ice, and more can mean a roadside is not always the happiest place for grass to grow. This episode, Dr. Eric Watkins walks us through some of the harsh...

Duration:00:41:52

Turfgrass Greenhouse Gas Emissions with Drs. Quincy Law and Jon Trappe

11/18/2021
“Greenhouse gas fluxes from turfgrass systems: Species, growth rate, clipping management, and environmental effects” with Drs. Quincy Law and Jon Trappe Greenhouse gases are naturally occurring gases that contribute to climate change. These gases, like carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane, are both absorbed and produced by turfgrasses; however, it is possible that choosing the right grass species and management practices can help reduce emissions. In this episode, Drs. Quincy Law and...

Duration:00:44:37

Halloween Special: Boll Weevils with Paul Csomo

10/30/2021
Boll weevils are an agricultural pest that feeds primarily on cotton. After their arrival in the 1890s, they caused devastation across the South-Eastern United States, starting a battle that’s raged for more than 130 years. This episode, Paul Csomo of the award-winning Varmints! podcast joins us to discuss these creatures, their adaptions, and their agricultural history. Tune in to learn: If you would like to find transcripts for this episode or sign up for our newsletter, please visit our...

Duration:00:37:45

Intercropping Macadamia Nuts and Coffee with Professor Rogério Soratto

10/14/2021
“Macadamia intercropping into an inefficient adult coffee plantation is economically advantageous” with Rogério Soratto. Macadamia nuts are a lucrative crop for Brazilian farmers, but long wait times from planting to production can cause financial strain when first planting them. This episode, Rogério Soratto discusses his work researching intercropping coffee and macadamia nuts, which can help ease financial stress and lead to higher economic efficiency for both crops. Tune in to...

Duration:00:36:19

The FAO Strategic Framework with Ismahane Elouafi

9/30/2021
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been fighting hunger for more than 75 years. The FAO Strategic Framework 2021-2030 articulates FAO’s vision of a sustainable and food secure world for all. Ismahane Elouafi, Chief Scientist for the FAO, joins us to discuss this strategy, the various components and accelerators designed to support it, and the various initiatives already underway to end hunger once and for all, leaving no-one behind. Tune in to learn: If...

Duration:00:41:26

Crops and Man with Drs. Thomas Stalker and Marilyn Warburton

9/16/2021
Harlan’s Crops and Man with Drs. Thomas Stalker and Marilyn Warburton Humans and the crops they use have co-evolved across the centuries. This episode, Drs. Thomas Stalker and Marilyn Warburton discuss three major periods of time within this relationship as well as misconceptions we might have about our predecessors and where we’re headed next. Tune in to learn: If you would like more information about this topic, Tom and Marilyn’s book is available here: ...

Duration:00:52:33

The Circular Bionutrient Economy with Dr. Rebecca Nelson

9/2/2021
When nutrients are taken up in the field, they often find their way into the fruits and vegetables that we enjoy. But once we eat them, how can they get back to the fields for future crops? This episode, Rebecca will discuss her work in returning nutrients from human waste back into the soil. 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:00:44:31

Bridging the Farm to Research Gap with Heather Hampton+Knodle

8/19/2021
Research is crucial for the advancement of agriculture. However, research solutions must also be feasible for the farmers who will be implementing them. This episode, Heather Hampton+Knodle will discuss her many hats in the worlds of agriculture, policy, and research solutions, as well as her journey as a farmer and research collaborator. Tune in to learn: If you would like to find transcripts for this episode or sign up for our newsletter, please visit our website:...

Duration:00:51:44

Regenerative Agriculture and The Living Soil Handbook with Jesse Frost

8/5/2021
The Living Soil Handbook with Jesse Frost. Regenerative agriculture focuses on improving soil health by disturbing the soil as little as possible, keeping the ground covered as much as possible, and keeping the ground planted as much as possible. In this episode, farmer Jesse Frost of the No-Till Market Garden podcast walks us through these three tenets, how they can help farmers, and how researchers and growers can better connect. Tune in to learn: If you would like more information...

Duration:00:53:04

Regenerative Agriculture and IPM with Dr. Thomas Green

7/15/2021
Integrated pest management, or IPM, is a system by which pests are controlled using informed decision-making techniques. Regenerative agriculture is an approach to farming that focuses on soil health and environmental recovery. In this episode, Tom Green finishes out our five part mini-series on IPM by walking us through how these two systems can work together to improve soil health, reduce pests, and help improve farmer profits. Tune in to learn: If you would like to find transcripts for...

Duration:00:51:13

Lake-Dredged Sediments and Soil Health with Dr. Angélica Vázquez-Ortega and Russell Brigham

7/1/2021
“Assessing the Effects of Lake-Dredged Sediments on Soil Health: Agricultural and Environmental Implications on Northwestern Ohio” with Angélica Vázquez-Ortega and Russell Brigham Shipping accounts for a large portion of the Ohio economy. Channels therefore need regular dredging to keep shipping channels clear. In the past, such sediments were often released back into Lake Erie. However, as this can cause environmental problems, the Ohio legislature banned the practice of open dumping in...

Duration:00:44:35