Field, Lab, Earth

Field, Lab, Earth

Field, Lab, Earth

CATEGORY: Science
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.
  1. December 17, 2021
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    Salt-Affected Roadside Grasses 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 environmental risks. Roadside grasses can help alleviate some of those problems, but d…
  2. November 19, 2021
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    Turfgrass Greenhouse Gas Emissions 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 poss…
  3. October 31, 2021
    37 min
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    Halloween Special: Boll Weevils with Paul Csomo
    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 th…
  4. October 15, 2021
    36 min
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    Intercropping Macadamia Nuts and Coffee with Professor 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 r…
  5. October 01, 2021
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    The FAO Strategic Framework with Ismahane Elouafi
    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…
  6. September 17, 2021
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    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…
  7. September 03, 2021
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    The Circular Bionutrient Economy with Dr. Rebecca Nelson
    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, Rebecc…
  8. August 20, 2021
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    Bridging the Farm to Research Gap with Heather Hampton+Knodle
    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 man…
  9. August 06, 2021
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    Regenerative Agriculture and 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 thi…
  10. July 16, 2021
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    Regenerative Agriculture and IPM with Dr. Thomas Green
    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 enviro…
  11. July 01, 2021
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    Lake-Dredged Sediments and Soil Health with Dr. Angélica Vázquez-Ortega and Russell Brigham
    Shipping accounts for a large portion of the Ohio economy. Channels therefore need regular dredging to stay clear. In the past, such sediments were often released back into Lake Erie. However, as this can cause…
  12. June 22, 2021
    14 min
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    2021 Blooper Reel and Listener Survey
    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 begi…
  13. June 18, 2021
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    Earthworms and the Ozark Highlands with Dr. Kristofor Brye
    Earthworms are environmental engineers whose health can be tightly linked with both soil health and soil benefits that are of crucial importance when taking on prairie restoration. It is therefore key to unders…
  14. May 21, 2021
    39 min
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    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 a…
  15. April 16, 2021
    52 min
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    Sustainable Ag Supply Chains and IPM with Justin Krick, Kate Schaffner, and Ben Wickerham
    Sustainable farming systems are critical for all of us. It’s therefore important for the full supply chain–from food companies and ingredient suppliers, to farm service providers, to CCAs, and farmers–to suppor…
  16. March 22, 2021
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    The History of Seed Banks with Dr. Helen Anne Curry
    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…
  17. March 22, 2021
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    Nikolai Vavilov with Dr. Joel Cohen
    Nikolai Vavilov was an agronomist and seed collector during the regimes of Lenin and Stalin. These were years plagued by extreme famine, especially in the Ukraine. Vavilov strove to follow Mendelian science and…
  18. March 19, 2021
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    Preserving the Pest Control Toolkit 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…
  19. March 05, 2021
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    The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster 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 i…

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