Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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.

Field, Lab, Earth releases on the third Friday of each month in addition to the occasional bonus episode. If you enjoy our show, please be sure to tell your friends and rate and review. If you have a topic, author, or paper you would like featured or have other feedback, please contact us on Twitter @fieldlabearth or use the email icon below. You can join our newsletter to receive notifications about new episodes and related resources here.

Thank you for subscribing using the buttons below. For mobile users, the icons, in order, are for Twitter, email, our RSS feed, Apple Podcasts, TuneIn (Alexa), Stitcher, Google Play, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.

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.

Tune in to learn:

  • How nutrients can be returned back to the soil after human consumption
  • How these systems can be applied at varying levels of scale
  • What obstacles exist to implementing these programs
  • How rethinking our modern techniques can help our planet

If you would like to find transcripts for this episode or sign up for our newsletter, please visit our website:

Contact us at or on Twitter @FieldLabEarth if you have comments, questions, or suggestions for show topics, and if you want more content like this don’t forget to subscribe.

If you would like to reach out to Rebecca, you can find her here:


CEU Quiz: 

McKnight Foundation:

McKnight Foundation Collaborative Crop Research Program:

FAO Sustainable Development Goal 6, Water and Sanitation:


Sanitation First:

SOIL (Haiti):

Rich Earth Institute:

Rich Earth’s Urine Summit:

2020 Summit Report:

FUMA Gaskiya - a publication from a farmer organization in Niger:

Soil Factory Network Project website:

A Q/A with Harold Leverenz at UC Davis:

The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America host a premier scientific international Annual Meeting and you are invited to join us. Convene with thousands of other scientific leaders from industry, government agencies, and academic institutions in Salt Lake City, Utah, November 7-10, or virtually, whichever you are most comfortable with. The Societies’ Annual Meeting is the premier opportunity for professionals working in agronomic, crop, soil, and related sciences to hear about the latest research, meet and learn from their peers, expand their knowledge base, and take advantage of networking opportunities to enhance their careers. Visit to learn more!

Field, Lab, Earth is copyrighted to the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.