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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 21, 2021

Fieldwork Ready with Dr. Sara Vero.

Fieldwork and lab work are two sides of the same scientific coin. However, when preparing for fieldwork, there are many things to consider that don’t come up in a lab. This episode, we talk with Dr. Sara Vero about her new book, Fieldwork Ready, which covers anything from the practical ins and outs of common fieldwork processes and equipment, health and safety issues, and things to consider before going out into the field.

Tune in to learn:

  • Why rest matters for fieldwork
  • Questions to ask before starting fieldwork
  • How to correct or avoid errors in data
  • The differences between hazards and risks

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Use discount code FWR35 for 35% off through the end of May, 2021.

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