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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.

    Salt-Affected Roadside Grasses with Dr. Eric Watkins

    Salt-Affected Roadside Grasses with Dr. Eric Watkins

    “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 conditions roadside turfgrasses face, the pros and cons of several popular grasses, and how we can wisely mix them for resilient roadside spaces.
    Tune in to learn:
    Why roads in Northern Climates get salted What ecosystem benefits roadside turfgrasses provide Which grasses perform best in roadside conditions What are some tips for designing a healthy turfgrass mix If you would like more information about this topic, this episode’s paper is available here: https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20326
    This paper is always freely available.
    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 @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 would like to reach out to Eric, you can find him here: ewatkins@umn.edu
    Resources
    CEU Quiz: https://web.sciencesocieties.org/Learning-Center/Courses/Course-Detail?productid=%7b7C194A96-B95E-EC11-813B-005056A7AFA5%7d 
    University of Minnesota Turfgrass Science Program Twitter: https://twitter.com/UMNTurf
    University of Minnesota Turfgrass Science site: https://turf.umn.edu/
    University of Minnesota Roadside Turf site: https://roadsideturf.umn.edu/
    Sponsored by Gasmet Technologies. Gasmet Technologies range of portable analyzers are used for environmental research measuring CO2, CH4, N2O, NH3 & H2O gas fluxes simultaneously at sub-ppm levels. Check out www.gasmet.com for more information and to request a quotation. 
    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 www.metergroup.com/fieldlabearth.
    Field, Lab, Earth is copyrighted to the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.

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

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

    “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 Jon Trappe discuss two experiments in which they tried to pinpoint which grass species and management practices are most effective at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from turfgrasses.
    Tune in to learn:
    How grass growth rates can impact emissions Which grass species are best to plant for reduced emissions Which other factors could impact turfgrass managers' planting decisions What future turfgrass and greenhouse gas research is needed If you would like more information about this topic, this episode’s paper is available here: https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20222
    It will be freely available from 19 November to 3 December, 2021.
    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 @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 would like to reach out to Quincy, you can find him here: quincy.law@ndsu.edu
    If you would like to reach out to Jon, you can find him here: jontrappe@gmail.com
    Resources
    CEU Quiz: https://web.sciencesocieties.org/Learning-Center/Courses/Course-Detail?productid=%7b674B65AF-FF47-EC11-813A-005056A7AFA5%7d 
    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): https://www.ipcc.ch/
    Sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Chance Assessment Report: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/
    Sponsored by Gasmet Technologies. Gasmet Technologies range of portable analyzers are used for environmental research measuring CO2, CH4, N2O, NH3 & H2O gas fluxes simultaneously at sub-ppm levels. Check out www.gasmet.com for more information and to request a quotation. 
    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 www.metergroup.com/fieldlabearth.
    Field, Lab, Earth is copyrighted to the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.

    • 44 min
    Halloween Special: Boll Weevils with Paul Csomo

    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 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:
    How many types of weevils are in the world How boll weevils shaped agriculture in the South-Eastern United States How scientists, farmers, and government agencies united to eradicate the boll weevil threat How boll weevils have slipped into pop culture today 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 @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 would like to reach out to Paul, you can find him here:
    varmintspodcast@gmail.com
    Twitter: @varmintspodcast
    Resources
    CEU Quiz: https://web.sciencesocieties.org/Learning-Center/Courses/Course-Detail?productid=%7b66F129ED-AA32-EC11-8139-005056A7AFA5%7d 
    Varmints! Podcast: https://varmints.podbean.com/
    Matt Shipman, NC State, 2017: The Boll Weevil War, or How Farmers and Scientists Saved Cotton in the South: https://news.ncsu.edu/2017/05/boll-weevil-war-2017/
    Boll Weevil by The Presidents of the United States of America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uBmii5es7Q
    Boll Weevil Monument: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boll_Weevil_Monument
    Boll Weevil Economic Impact: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boll_weevil#Impact
    Encyclopedia Entry for Boll Weevil: https://www.britannica.com/animal/boll-weevil
    National Cotton Council of America: https://www.cotton.org/tech/pest/bollweevil/eradication4.cfm
    The Great Migration: https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/great-migration#:~:text=The%20Great%20Migration%20was%20the,from%20about%201916%20to%201970
    The Boll Weevil in Missouri: https://extension.missouri.edu/publications/g4255
    Boll Weevil Eradication: https://www.cotton.org/tech/pest/bollweevil/eradication2.cfm
    Boll Weevil general info: https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Anthonomus_grandis/
    Field, Lab, Earth is copyrighted to the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.

    • 37 min
    Intercropping Macadamia Nuts and Coffee with Professor Rogério Soratto

    Intercropping Macadamia Nuts and Coffee with Professor Rogério Soratto

    “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 learn:
    What are the barriers to macadamia nut farming How can intercropping these two plants ease financial strain How can intercropping these two plants benefit both crops How pruning patterns and planting arrangements can affect future growth If you would like more information about this topic, this episode’s paper is available here: https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20555
    It will be freely available from 15 October to 31 October, 2021.
    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 @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 would like to reach out to Rogério, you can find him here:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/rogério-p-soratto-91754b24/ https://www.instagram.com/grupo_batata.cafe.feijao/
    https://twitter.com/RogerioSoratto
    Resources
    CEU Quiz: https://web.sciencesocieties.org/Learning-Center/Courses/Course-Detail?productid=%7b917E1B2C-9A27-EC11-8138-005056A7AFA5%7d 
    “Arabica coffee–macadamia intercropping: Yield and profitability with mechanized coffee harvesting” Agronomy Journal article: https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20016
    “Irrigation and Intercropping with Macadamia Increase Initial Arabica Coffee Yield and Profitability” Agronomy Journal article: https://doi.org/10.2134/agronj14.0246
    “Arabica Coffee–Macadamia Intercropping: A Suitable Macadamia Cultivar to Allow Mechanization Practices and Maximize Profitability” Agronomy Journal article: https://doi.org/10.2134/agronj2016.01.0024
    “Higher yield and economic benefits are achieved in the macadamia crop by irrigation and intercropping with coffee” Scientia Horticulturae article:  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304423815000175
    Department of Crop Science, São Paulo State University: https://www.fca.unesp.br/#!/international/eng/departments/production-and-plant-breeding/
    São Paulo Agency of Agribusiness Technology: http://www.aptaregional.sp.gov.br/acesse-os-artigos-pesquisa-e-tecnologia/edicao-2013/julho-dezembro-1/1470-cultivo-consorciado-de-cafe-e-macadamia/file.html
    Global Rural Talk on Coffee-Macadamia Intercropping (in Portugese): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0A7aqdh08c
    University of Hawaii: https://www.hawaii.edu/
    Sponsored by Gasmet Technologies. Gasmet Technologies range of portable analyzers are used for environmental research measuring CO2, CH4, N2O, NH3 & H2O gas fluxes simultaneously at sub-ppm levels. Check out www.gasmet.com for more information and to request a quotation. 
    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 www.metergroup.com/fieldlabearth.
    Field, Lab, Earth is copyrighted to the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.

    • 36 min
    The FAO Strategic Framework with Ismahane Elouafi

    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 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:
    What is an SDG What the four “betters” of the FAO strategic framework are How four accelerators can help multiple results How the FAO has helped fight hunger in the past and today 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 @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 would like to reach out to Ismahane, you can find her here:
    Chief.Scientist@fao.org
    Twitter: @FAOScienceChief
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ismahane-elouafi-7b80b910/ 
    Resources
    CEU Quiz: https://web.sciencesocieties.org/Learning-Center/Courses/Course-Detail?productid=%7bD277ADF3-3D22-EC11-8138-005056A7AFA5%7d 
    FAO website: www.fao.org
    FAO Twitter handles:@FAO, @FAOKnowledge, @FAO4Members, @FAOnews, @FAOScienceChief
    FAO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNFAO/?ref=mf
    FAO Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fao/
    FAO TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@fao
    World Food Day: http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/en
    The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America host a premier scientific international Annual Meeting and you are invited to join us. Convene with thousands of other scientific leaders from industry, government agencies, and academic institutions in Salt Lake City, Utah, November 7-10, or virtually, whichever you are most comfortable with. The Societies’ Annual Meeting is the premier opportunity for professionals working in agronomic, crop, soil, and related sciences to hear about the latest research, meet and learn from their peers, expand their knowledge base, and take advantage of networking opportunities to enhance their careers. Visit www.acsmeetings.org to learn more!
    Field, Lab, Earth is copyrighted to the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.

    • 41 min
    Crops and Man with Drs. Thomas Stalker and Marilyn Warburton

    Crops and Man with Drs. Thomas Stalker and Marilyn Warburton

    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:
    How hunter gatherer societies interacted with the plants around them How hunters and gatherers differ from our usual expectations How humans transitioned from hunter gatherer to more industrialized societies What our relationships with crops look like today If you would like more information about this topic, Tom and Marilyn’s book is available here: https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Harlan%27s+Crops+and+Man%3A+People%2C+Plants+and+Their+Domestication%2C+3rd+Edition-p-9780891186366
    Use discount code HCM35 for 35% off. This code will be valid through Dec. 15, 2021.
    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 @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 would like to reach out to Tom, you can find him here:
    tom_stalker@ncsu.edu
    If you would like to reach out to Marilyn, you can find her here:
    marilyn.warburton@usda.gov
    Resources
    CEU Quiz: https://web.sciencesocieties.org/Learning-Center/Courses/Course-Detail?productid=%7B9F5A9751-9D11-EC11-8137-005056A7AFA5%7D 
    CSSA website: www.crops.org
    Crop Science: https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14350653
    Crop Wild Relative Week: https://www.crops.org/crop-wild-relative/
    Plant Evolution and the Origin of Crop Species by James F. Hancock: https://www.amazon.com/Plant-Evolution-Origin-Crop-Species/dp/1845938011
    USDA-ARS: National Lab for Genetic Resource Preservation: https://www.ars.usda.gov/plains-area/fort-collins-co/center-for-agricultural-resources-research/paagrpru/docs/plants/plant-science-at-the-national-laboratory-for-genetic-resources-preservation/
    Sponsored by Gasmet Technologies. Gasmet Technologies range of portable analyzers are used for environmental research measuring CO2, CH4, N2O, NH3 & H2O gas fluxes simultaneously at sub-ppm levels. Check out www.gasmet.com for more information and to request a quotation. 
    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 to the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.

    • 52 min

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