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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 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,...

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.

Tune in to learn:

  • The challenges involved in...

Apr 15, 2022

“Urban food forests in the American Southwest” with Dr. James Allen.

Food forests are multi-level polycultures where fruit and nut trees, vegetables, shade trees, mushrooms, aquatic plants, and more can all exist in the same urban or rural space. They’re known to have many benefits, both environmentally and...

Mar 18, 2022

“Agroforestry at the Landscape Level” with Dr. Sarah Lovell

Agroforestry is where trees are grown alongside other crops or livestock. It’s an extremely flexible practice that can be adapted to both urban and rural environments and at a variety of scales. In this episode, Dr. Sarah Lovell discusses the various uses...

Feb 18, 2022

“Current understanding of subsurface transport of micro- and nanoplastics in soil” with Yingxue Yu.

Microplastics can come from all kinds of sources, including broken down bottles, face and body scrubs, plastic bags, tire tracks, agricultural mulch films, sewage waste, and more. However, for as ubiquitous as these...