Mar 17, 2023
Episode Title: Humor in the Classroom with Dr. Andrés Varhola
““His lectures were like watching a show on Netflix”: A success story of laugh tracks in prerecorded undergraduate lessons” with Dr. Andrés Varhola.
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, teachers had to rapidly adapt to new, fully online...
Feb 17, 2023
“Relationships between roots, the stay-green phenotype, and agronomic performance in barley and wheat grown in semi-arid conditions” with Dr. Maryse Bourgault and Jessica Williams.
Roots are an important factor in drought-resistance as they are the primary way by which plants uptake the water they need to survive....
Jan 20, 2023
“Cost-effective, high-throughput phenotyping system for 3D reconstruction of fruit form” with Dr. Mitchell Feldmann
Various research and breeding programs study phenotypical traits—or traits that can be discerned via the five senses—to evaluate the quality of their target crops. However, getting data on these...
Dec 16, 2022
“How do pinching and plant density affect industrial hemp produced for cannabinoids in open field conditions?” with Dr. Josh Freeman.
Industrial hemp has only recently been re-introduced in American production systems. Therefore, there’s a lot to learn about how to best produce this versatile crop in American...
Dec 2, 2022
“Root Water Uptake of Biofuel Crops Revealed by Coupled Electrical Resistivity and Soil Water Content Measurements” with Dr. Alexandria Kuhl
Biofuel crops can be used to create fuel from renewable plant materials. Corn is the most common example, but as research progresses, scientists are looking to expand their...