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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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Dec 16, 2022

“How do pinching and plant density affect industrial hemp produced for cannabinoids in open field conditions?” with Dr. Josh Freeman.

Industrial hemp has only recently been re-introduced in American production systems. Therefore, there’s a lot to learn about how to best produce this versatile crop in American...

Dec 2, 2022

“Root Water Uptake of Biofuel Crops Revealed by Coupled Electrical Resistivity and Soil Water Content Measurements” with Dr. Alexandria Kuhl

Biofuel crops can be used to create fuel from renewable plant materials. Corn is the most common example, but as research progresses, scientists are looking to expand their...

Nov 18, 2022

“Greenhouse gas mitigation strategies and opportunities for agriculture” with Dr. Hoyoung Kwon

Agriculture and food systems can be strong contributors to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and, in turn, climate change. However, in the midst of this reality, there are also abundant opportunities to improve our systems,...

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...

Oct 31, 2022

It’s Halloween, which means its spooky time. Throughout history, humans have battled some pretty scary pests, from aphids to spider mites, white flies and more. This episode, Vikram Baliga of the Planthropology podcast walks us through some of the scary adaptations these pests have that have made them so effective...