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Welcome to the web home for Field, Lab, Earth, the podcast from the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. The podcast all about past and present advances in agronomic, crop, soil, and environmental sciences, our show features timely interviews with our authors about research in these fields.

Field, Lab, Earth releases on the third Friday of each month in addition to the occasional bonus episode. If you enjoy our show, please be sure to tell your friends and rate and review. If you have a topic, author, or paper you would like featured or have other feedback, please contact us on Twitter @fieldlabearth or use the email icon below. You can join our newsletter to receive notifications about new episodes and related resources here.

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Jul 19, 2024

Leaf mold compost for better soil and crop health” with Kyle Richardville

Growing vegetables in urban gardens is becoming a popular and ever more important option for supporting families with nutritious and healthy produce. However, the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides can cause negative impacts on...


Jun 22, 2024

It’s our birthday! That means it’s time for our annual birthday blooper reel! Enjoy our favorite flubs from the previous year and thank you again for listening! Remember that if you like our show, rating, reviewing, and sharing with friends are the best ways you can show your support.

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Jun 21, 2024

“Efficacy of novel water-absorbing polymer amended soil for improving drought resilience of Solanum lycopersicum” with Dr. Sanandam Bordoloi.

Drought can be a major problem for tomatoes, particularly in changing climates. Water-absorbant polymers can help water stay in the soil to help tomatoes thrive, but costs...


Jun 7, 2024

“Can we simultaneously decontaminate and cultivate? An urban cherry tomato story” with Marie-Anne Viau and Dr. Adrian Paul

Contamination of various kinds can make it difficult to ensure healthy and safe food crops in urban agriculture. Phytoremediation is a strategy where we may be able to use plants’ incredible...


May 17, 2024

“A practical method to improve the efficiency of pollination in maize breeding and genetics research” with Dr. Dylan Schoemaker

Mismatched pollination times can make desirable genetic matches beyond the reach of practical plant breeders. Storing pollen is one solution, but limitations in cost and feasibility can...