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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.

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Jun 2, 2023

“Comparison of methods to recover amaranth weed seeds from manure” with Drs. Anthony Brusa and Melissa Wilson, Minnesota State University

Palmer Amaranth is a pesky pest that can devastate crops, and when this sneaky pest’s seeds creep into animal feed, they can find their way into unsuspecting farmers’ fields....

May 19, 2023

“Global Dependence Upon Corn Belt Dent Maize Germplasm: Challenges and Opportunities” with Dr. Stephen Smith, Affiliate Professor at Iowa State University

Plant breeders are constantly trying to find the best crosses to increase the traits farmers and consumers want. However, continually crossing the same varieties...

Apr 21, 2023

“Controlled Freezing Studies as a Corollary Selection Method for Winterhardiness in Perennial Flax (Linum spp.)” with Neil Anderson, Professor & Interim Department Head at the Department of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota

Flax is an important crop worldwide for its many uses, but as with all plants,...

Apr 7, 2023

This time, we take a break from our regularly scheduled programming for a brief interview and sample episode from our sister podcast, Decode 6.

Contact us at or on Twitter @FieldLabEarth if you have comments, questions, or suggestions for show topics, and if you want more content like...

Mar 17, 2023

Episode Title: Humor in the Classroom with Dr. Andrés Varhola

Show notes:

“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...