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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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May 15, 2020

“Evaluation of Water Retention Products to Conserve Urban Water Resources in Home Lawns” with Vikram Baliga.

Water retention products are designed to help turfgrasses conserve water. But as water conservation becomes an issue of ever greater importance, it is important not only to know which of these products to...


Jun 21, 2019

“A Low-Cost Automated System for High-Throughput Phenotyping of Single Oat Seeds” with James Clohessy.

A Rube Goldberg machine is a machine intentionally designed to complete a simple task using overly complicated steps. James Clohessy and his team are doing just the opposite. Using machine learning, web cameras,...


Apr 19, 2019

“Color, Transfer, and Application Parameters of Turfgrass Colorants” with Garland (Drew) Pinnix.

In kindergarten, we’re taught that colors can be one of seven colors of the rainbow. Later, we learn fun colors like purple mountain majesty and get excited when our friend brings a 50-pack of crayons. In reality...


Jan 18, 2019

“Hand Planter for the Developing World: Factor Testing and Refinement” with Dr. Bill Raun

Across Central America, South America, and Africa, there are thousands of acres of land with slopes and landscapes that will never be suitable for mechanized agriculture. For hundreds of years, they have been planted by hand, a...