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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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Nov 17, 2023

“Addressing conservation practice limitations and trade-offs for reducing phosphorus loss from agricultural fields” with Dr. Pete Kleinman, Research Leader, USDA, and Dr. Deanna Osmond, Professor, North Carolina State University.

Conservation practices are important techniques that help us move towards a more...

Oct 20, 2023

“Microplastics in Composts, Digestates and Food Wastes: A Review” with Kate Porterfield, PhD Candidate at University Vermont and Dr. Eric Roy, Associate Professor at University of Vermont.

Diverting organic materials and food waste from landfills and recycling them for beneficial use in agriculture is a great way to...

Jun 16, 2023

“Transitioning from conventional to cover crop systems with minimum tillage does not alter nutrient loading” with Drs. Joby Czarnecki and Beth Baker of Mississippi State University

Cover crops are often lauded as agricultural heroes boasting of a variety of ecosystems services and benefits to farmers and the world....

Jun 2, 2023

“Comparison of methods to recover amaranth weed seeds from manure” with Drs. Anthony Brusa and Melissa Wilson, Minnesota State University

Palmer Amaranth is a pesky pest that can devastate crops, and when this sneaky pest’s seeds creep into animal feed, they can find their way into unsuspecting farmers’ fields....

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...