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.

Jul 17, 2020

“A preliminary investigation of wild pig (Sus scrofa ) impacts in water quality” with Dr. John Brooks.

Wild pigs are an invasive species that impact at least thirty-five states in the United States with a population of approximately six million and growing. With few natural predators and a high reproduction rate, they are a highly mobile species that can contaminate local waters with soil, fecal materials, and even disease. But can they carry antimicrobial resistance as well? Dr. John Brooks and his team worked with other researchers who are modeling pig behaviors and ecology in order to help quantify just how big of an impact these wild pigs might have.

Listen in to learn:

  • How researchers go about capturing wild pigs
  • What attributes make wild pigs well suited to rapid movement and growth
  • What kinds of microbes wild pigs may carry
  • What local landowners can do to help combat the spread of wild pigs

If you would like more information about this topic, this episode’s paper is available here: https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20036

It will be freely available from 17 July to 31 July, 2020.

If you would like to find transcripts for this episode or sign up for our newsletter, please visit our website: http://fieldlabearth.libsyn.com/

Contact us at podcast@sciencesocieties.org 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 John, you can find him here:
john.brooks@usda.gov
https://www.ars.usda.gov/people-locations/person/?person-id=40050

Resources

CEU Quiz: http://www.agronomy.org/education/classroom/classes/848

Wild Pig Infor site from Mississippi State University: https://www.wildpiginfo.msstate.edu/

CDC site on Antimicrobial Resistance: https://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/index.html

WHO site on Antimicrobial Resistance: https://www.who.int/health-topics/antimicrobial-resistance

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