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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

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

2021 Blooper Reel and Listener Survey

6/21/2021
Happy birthday, everybody! Today is our third birthday, and we couldn’t be happier. We’re so grateful to all of our guests and to you, dear listener! Whether you’re brand new or have been with us since the beginning, we’re so grateful for all of your listening and support over the years. Thank you for listening! Please note, we’ve also put together a brief listener survey, located here. Tell us all about the things you like, the things you don’t like, and where you’d like to see the show go...

Duration:00:14:11

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