May 20, 2022
“The Potential to Breed a Low-Protein Maize for Protein-Restricted Diets” with Matthew Woore, Dr. Sherry Flint-Garcia, and Dr. Jim Holland
Phenylketonuria is a metabolic disorder which results in a need for a strict low-protein diet. This restricts the intake of corn and many corn-based foods. This episode, Smitty,...
Jan 20, 2022
Nitrogen is an important nutrient for corn which, when applied as a fertilizer, can increase yields. However, too much nitrogen can lead to negative impacts on human health, water quality, plant health, and the environment. This episode, Carrie discusses her work testing nitrogen rate recommendation tools and how we can...
Dec 17, 2021
“Review of cool-season turfgrasses for salt-affected roadsides in cold climates” with Dr. Eric Watkins.
Salt is commonly spread on roads in colder regions to help keep them clear of dangerous ice. However, salted roads can pose some environmental risks. Roadside turfgrasses can help alleviate some of those problems,...
Sep 17, 2021
Harlan’s Crops and Man with Drs. Thomas Stalker and Marilyn Warburton
Humans and the crops they use have co-evolved across the centuries. This episode, Drs. Thomas Stalker and Marilyn Warburton discuss three major periods of time within this relationship as well as misconceptions we might have about our predecessors...
Sep 3, 2021
When nutrients are taken up in the field, they often find their way into the fruits and vegetables that we enjoy. But once we eat them, how can they get back to the fields for future crops? This episode, Rebecca will discuss her work in returning nutrients from human waste back into the soil.
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