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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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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.

    Life Cycle Analyses and Greenhouse Gases with Dr. Hoyoung Kwon

    Life Cycle Analyses and Greenhouse Gases with Dr. Hoyoung Kwon

    “Greenhouse gas mitigation strategies and opportunities for agriculture” with Dr. Hoyoung Kwon
    Agriculture and food systems can be strong contributors to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and, in turn, climate change. However, in the midst of this reality, there are also abundant opportunities to improve our systems, reduce emissions, and move towards a more sustainable future…so long as we can identify those opportunities first. This episode, Hoyoung discusses his work studying agricultural life-cycle analyses to better identify the major inputs and outputs in ag, understand how these contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, and develop ways to improve them.
    Tune in to learn:
    What a life cycle analysis does What data can be used to create life cycle analyses What key improvements we can make to mitigate food system related GHG emissions What resources are available to help farmers implement these techniques If you would like more information about this topic, this episode’s paper is available here: https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20844
    This paper is always freely available.
    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 newsletter, you can do so here: https://fieldlabearth.libsyn.com/.
    If you would like to reach out to Hoyoung, you can find him here:
    hkwon@anl.gov
    If you would like to reach out to Geoffrey Koch from our Student Spotlight, you can find him here:
    gmkoch@ucdavis.edu
    Resources
    CEU Quiz: https://web.sciencesocieties.org/Learning-Center/Courses/Course-Detail?productid=%7b06645746-AB69-ED11-9561-000D3A365051%7d 
    Transcripts: https://www.rev.com/transcript-editor/shared/bIkYFKZ3WawIrVg2_LeFoCN5dEzPQ3tz6lBDJFHHmzTVqjFlVIaZjJtSh28JMRAar8HZK2hfyNkTv2La82OnJVkzjBQ?loadFrom=SharedLink
    Near–Term Problems in Meeting World Food Demands at Regional Levels Special Section in Agronomy Journal: https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/toc/10.1002/(ISSN)1435-0645.Near-Term-Problems-in-Meeting-World-Food-Demands-at-Regional-Levels 
    GREET homepage: https://greet.es.anl.gov/
    GREET Full Life Cycle Analysis Model: https://greet.es.anl.gov/greet.models
    Feedstock Carbon Intensity Calculator: https://greet.es.anl.gov/tool_fd_cic
    EPA Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/inventory-us-greenhouse-gas-emissions-and-sinks
    USDA ERS Agricultural Research and Productivity: https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/farm-economy/agricultural-research-and-productivity/
    Inflation Reduction Act (IRA): https://www.farmers.gov/inflation-reduction-investments
    Sponsored by Gasmet Technologies. Check out more information at www.gasmet.com. See the GT-5000 Terra in action and the quick setup video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGgWkokLN10. Contact for more information at sales@gasmet.com.  
    Sponsored by METER Group. METER sensors deliver real-time, plant, soil, and atmospheric data that fuels environmental research. Listen to METER Group’s new podcast We Measure the World to hear how innovative researchers leverage environmental data to make our world a better—and more sustainable—place at metergroup.com/fieldlabearth
    Field, Lab, Earth is Copyrighted by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.

    • 36 min
    Popping Sorghum Performance with Kent Mitchell

    Popping Sorghum Performance with Kent Mitchell

    “Assessment of Kernel Characteristics to Predict Popping Performance in Grain Sorghum” with Kent Mitchell
    Popping sorghum is a niche alternative to popcorn, with no large hulls, a neutral flavor, and smaller kernels. While the tasty snack is growing in popularity, much remains to be learned about the practices that can produce the best popping product. This episode, Mitchell discusses his research on finding the best production practices, commercial varieties, and popping quality traits for this up-and-coming snack time star.
    Tune in to learn:
    Which qualities can be used to measure popping quality in sorghum How popping sorghum differs from other crops like popping corn How threshing methods can affect popping ratios in sorghum Which new popping sorghum shape the team discovered If you would like more information about this topic, this episode’s paper is available here: https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20732
    It will be freely available from 4 November to 15 November, 2022.
    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 newsletter, you can do so here: https://fieldlabearth.libsyn.com/.
    If you would like to reach out to Mitchell, you can find him here:
    makent1995@tamu.edu
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MitchellAKent
    If you would like to reach out to Paul Tietz from our Student Spotlight, you can find him here:
    ptietz@uidaho.edu
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uidaho_soils/
     
    Resources
    CEU Quiz: https://web.sciencesocieties.org/Learning-Center/Courses/Course-Detail?productid=%7b7EC7081F-AD54-ED11-BBA3-000D3A32318B%7d
    Transcripts: https://www.rev.com/transcript-editor/shared/1tNHyXFj3LSltWuG6pOykD0Kzdnvr-9qvfVIVsigTBIzPmbZTk9PUy6FvcUW4eQSWOBK3SsjLNefTxUjwFOtXuY_xoE?loadFrom=SharedLink
    “Variation among sorghum genotypes for reduction in popping caused by threshing-induced kernel damage” published in Journal of Crop Improvement. https://doi.org/10.1080/15427528.2021.1930315
    “Registration of Tx3489 and Tx3490 sorghum germplasm with enhanced popping attributes” published in Journal of Plant Registrations. https://doi.org/10.1002/plr2.20154
    “Effects of Field Processing of Sorghum Grain on Popping Traits” published in Agronomy. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11050839
    Field, Lab, Earth is Copyrighted by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.

    • 35 min
    Halloween Special: Aphids and Hornworms and White Flies, oh my! with Dr. Vikram Baliga

    Halloween Special: Aphids and Hornworms and White Flies, oh my! with Dr. Vikram Baliga

    It’s Halloween, which means its spooky time. Throughout history, humans have battled some pretty scary pests, from aphids to spider mites, white flies and more. This episode, Vikram Baliga of the Planthropology podcast walks us through some of the scary adaptations these pests have that have made them so effective and progress we’ve made in fighting back the hordes.
    Tune in to learn:
    How plants defend themselves against invaders How each of these spooky pests attack How humans can best protect their plants What Halloween costumes these pests would go as 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 newsletter, you can do so here: https://fieldlabearth.libsyn.com/.
    If you would like to reach out to Vikram, you can find him here:
    Vikram.Baliga@ttu.edu
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThePlantProf
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theplantprof?lang=en
    If you would like to reach out to Alayna Jacobs from our Student Spotlight, you can find her here:
    Alayna.Jacobs@uky.edu
    Resources
    CEU Quiz: https://web.sciencesocieties.org/Learning-Center/Courses/Course-Detail?productid=%7b83103D33-A554-ED11-BBA3-000D3A32318B%7d
    Transcripts: https://www.rev.com/transcript-editor/shared/aiV81_Se32XS80uQgukcnfCr6-llpmgdW0fLJgiMDw0UOUMnAIyZp4f3en08lJVJlnAsjwegEfu7K_hrK6EsRN6Yo-Y?loadFrom=SharedLink
    Planthropology Podcast: https://www.planthropologypod.com/
    Planthropology Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/Planthropology_
    In the Grow Podcast: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/957328815/in-the-grow
    Sponsored by METER Group. METER sensors deliver real-time, plant, soil, and atmospheric data that fuels environmental research. Listen to METER Group’s new podcast We Measure the World to hear how innovative researchers leverage environmental data to make our world a better—and more sustainable—place at metergroup.com/fieldlabearth
    Field, Lab, Earth is Copyrighted by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.

    • 59 min
    Improving Edamame with Dr. Bo Zhang

    Improving Edamame with Dr. Bo Zhang

    “‘VT Sweet’: A vegetable soybean cultivar for commercial edamame production in the Mid-Atlantic U.S.” with Dr. Bo Zhang
    Edamame, or edible soybean, is a popular snack. However, due to a lack of US specific soybean varieties, domestic production hasn’t been able to keep up with consumer demand. In this episode, Bo discusses her work breeding varieties that are better suited to US growing conditions, all while improving characteristics consumers enjoy.
    Tune in to learn:
    What are some of the key differences between edamame and soybean What are the relationships between seed size, emergence, and yield How breeders know when their new variety is ready How new varieties move from the researcher to the market If you would like more information about this topic, this episode’s paper is available here: https://doi.org/10.1002/plr2.20140
    This paper is always freely available.
    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 newsletter, you can do so here: https://fieldlabearth.libsyn.com/.
    If you would like to reach out to Bo, you can find her here:
    bozhang@vt.edu
    https://www.instagram.com/vasoybreeding/
    If you would like to reach out to Jyoti Prasad Kakati from our Student Spotlight, you can find him here:
    jkakati@clemson.edu
    https://www.clemson.edu/cafls/faculty_staff/profiles/jkakati
    https://www.facebook.com/jyotiprasadkakati
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jyoti-prasad-kakati-b867b021/
    Resources
    CEU Quiz: https://web.sciencesocieties.org/Learning-Center/Courses/Course-Detail?productid=%7b50B8C45B-144F-ED11-BBA1-000D3A32318B%7d 
    Transcripts: https://www.rev.com/transcript-editor/shared/z5fvHqO9IMx6Fekv9ty2tL0Qs96XdtwirRkyoPLWJxmuU6fD7kp9ck_1nhtJsGbwOV9u355j7ThmoH0aS4DOpehljcs?loadFrom=SharedLink
    Edamame Project: https://edamameproject.weebly.com/
    Sponsored by Gasmet Technologies. Check out more information at www.gasmet.com. See the GT-5000 Terra in action and the quick setup video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGgWkokLN10. Contact for more information at sales@gasmet.com.  
    Sponsored by METER Group. METER sensors deliver real-time, plant, soil, and atmospheric data that fuels environmental research. Listen to METER Group’s new podcast We Measure the World to hear how innovative researchers leverage environmental data to make our world a better—and more sustainable—place at metergroup.com/fieldlabearth
    Field, Lab, Earth is Copyrighted by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.

    • 36 min
    Modeling for Climate Change with 2022 World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig

    Modeling for Climate Change with 2022 World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig

    The World Food Prize was established by Dr. Norman Borlaug and is the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in agriculture. This year’s winner is Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, whose extensive work in crop modeling, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and activism is helping to prepare the world to combat the effects of climate change. In this episode, Cynthia discusses her work as a crop modeler, her work with farmers, politicians, and other stakeholders, and how we can all work together for lasting change.
    Tune in to learn:
    Why NASA is interested in crop modeling on Earth How a foray into Italy got Cynthia hooked on agriculture How Ag MIP is creating a crop modeling symphony How a stakeholder-first approach helps farmers and researchers advance together If you would like more information about this topic, this episode’s paper is available here: https://doi.org/10.1002/csan.20789
    It will be freely available from 14 October to 31 October, 2022.
    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 newsletter, you can do so here: https://fieldlabearth.libsyn.com/.
    If you would like to reach out to Cynthia, you can find her here:
    crr2@columbia.edu
    If you would like to reach out to Ritika Lamichhane from our Student Spotlight, you can find her here:
    lami4314@vandals.uidaho.edu
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ritikal101
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ritika-lamichhane-a20a65a9
    Resources
    Transcripts: https://www.rev.com/transcript-editor/shared/skhFFkRn2f3ckFjlhC1MhSXkpLOxIqZeB3dsHNkJNqaiy1PE4-LTxFePyRqfqzgZlb054mfBRpGfOdlDcoEgt82-Fhg?loadFrom=SharedLink 
    Ag MIP website: https://agmip.org/
    Ag MIP Impacts Explorer: https://agmip-ie.wenr.wur.nl/
    World Food Prize: https://www.worldfoodprize.org/
    World Food Prize feature on Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig: https://www.worldfoodprize.org/en/laureates/2022_rosenzweig/
    Dr. Norman Borlaug with Julie Borlaug, Dr. Ronnie Coffman, and Dr. Ed Runge: https://fieldlabearth.libsyn.com/dr-norman-borlaug-with-julie-borlaug-dr-ronnie-coffman-and-dr-ed-runge
    Field, Lab, Earth is Copyrighted by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.

    • 39 min
    Biosolids Research in Colorado with Dr. Jim Ippolito

    Biosolids Research in Colorado with Dr. Jim Ippolito

    “The Clean Water Act and Biosolids: A 45-Year Chronological Review of Biosolids Land Application Research in Colorado” with Dr. Jim Ippolito
    Biosolids are the human waste products that are managed and produced by wastewater treatment plants. While many simply flush and forget their waste, biosolids can have a variety of advantageous environmental impacts when applied at proper rates and locations. In this episode, as part two of our miniseries on the Clean Water Act, Dr. Jim Ippolito discusses how researchers have utilized these benefits across various land types in Colorado.
    Tune in to learn:
    How biosolids can turn mining-affected dead spots into flourishing fishing getaways How biosolids can create sustainable rangelands for cattle Why Colorado has been such a hot spot for environmental quality research How researchers tackled the time-bomb theory If you would like more information about this topic, this episode’s paper is available here: https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20376
    This paper is always freely available.
    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 newsletter, you can do so here: https://fieldlabearth.libsyn.com/.
    If you would like to reach out to Jim, you can find him here:
    jim.ippolito@colostate.edu
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-ippolito-72521b246/
    If you would like to reach out to Leandro Vieira-Filho from our Student Spotlight, you can find him here:
    lvieirafilho@ufl.edu
    www.linkedin.com/in/lvieira-filho
    Resources
    CEU Quiz: https://web.sciencesocieties.org/Learning-Center/Courses/Course-Detail?productid=%7b78C9B724-B52E-ED11-9DB1-0022480A49B7%7d
    Transcripts: https://www.rev.com/transcript-editor/shared/Lx8N0TYZhf2EYhmV62AVd8Udn2LfnZvSG2W9H2TmW6J7d22mUNlEMU7S24ai3RgjWpPP7fTJCDe9xP0eDtF_zuDpTTU?loadFrom=SharedLink
    The Clean Water Act at 50—The Golden Anniversary of a Blue Policy: https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/15372537/2022/51/5#heading-level-1-2 
    The Clean Water Act: https://www.epa.gov/laws-regulations/summary-clean-water-act
    Field, Lab, Earth is Copyrighted by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.

    • 51 min

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