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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 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,...

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....

Nov 4, 2022

“Assessment of Kernel Characteristics to Predict Popping Performance in Grain Sorghum” with Kent Mitchell

Popping sorghum is a niche alternative to popcorn, with no large hulls, a neutral flavor, and smaller kernels. While the tasty snack is growing in popularity, much remains to be learned about the practices that...

Jul 15, 2022

“Seeding depth effects on elongation, emergence, and early development of California rice cultivars” with Dr. Alex Ceseski.

In California, several compounding factors make it difficult for farmers to protect their crops from weeds and algae using traditional weed control methods. Dr. Alex Ceseski and his team...