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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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Jun 22, 2022

It’s our blooper reel! Our podcast is turning four this year. As a birthday treat, enjoy bloopers from our last orbit around the sun. Want to get us a birthday treat in return? Rate and review us on your favorite podcast app or platform.

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Jun 3, 2022

There are multiple tools for farmers to work with when deciding Nitrogen recommendation rates. All of them operate on the spectrum between mechanistic and empirical approaches. In this episode of the Field, Lab, Earth podcast, Drs. Brian Arnall, Josh McGrath, and Wade Thomason discuss the key differences between these...

May 6, 2022

In 2008, NASA launched their Phoenix Lander to take measurements on Mars. This episode, Drs. Doug Cobos and Colin Campbell talk about their experiences working with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), what they were measuring, and what their data can tell us about Mars.

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  • The challenges involved in...

Oct 31, 2021

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...

Oct 1, 2021

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...