Leaf Mold Compost for Urban Agriculture with Kyle Richardville
Field, Lab, Earth
by ASA, CSSA, SSSA
3d ago
“Leaf mold compost for better soil and crop health” with Kyle Richardville Growing vegetables in urban gardens is becoming a popular and ever more important option for supporting families with nutritious and healthy produce. However, the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides can cause negative impacts on soil, crop, and human health. To reduce these negative impacts, there is a growing interest in using biologicals and compost manure for crop production. This episode, Kyle Richardville, agronomist and regenerative agriculture consultant at “Understanding Ag,” shares his insights on the im ..read more
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2024 Blooper Reel
Field, Lab, Earth
by ASA, CSSA, SSSA
1M ago
It’s our birthday! That means it’s time for our annual birthday blooper reel! Enjoy our favorite flubs from the previous year and thank you again for listening! Remember that if you like our show, rating, reviewing, and sharing with friends are the best ways you can show your support. 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’d like to see old episodes or sign up for our newsletter, you can do so here: https://fieldlabearth.libs ..read more
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Phytoremediation for Urban Agriculture with Marie-Anne Viau and Dr. Adrian Paul
Field, Lab, Earth
by ASA, CSSA, SSSA
1M ago
“Can we simultaneously decontaminate and cultivate? An urban cherry tomato story” with Marie-Anne Viau and Dr. Adrian Paul Contamination of various kinds can make it difficult to ensure healthy and safe food crops in urban agriculture. Phytoremediation is a strategy where we may be able to use plants’ incredible natural abilities to help with this problem. This episode, Marie-Anne and Adrian join me to discuss harnessing phytoremediation to help clean soils for tomato crops. Tune in to learn: ·        How phytoremediation works ·      ..read more
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Improving Maize Pollination Efficiency with Dr. Dylan Schoemaker
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by ASA, CSSA, SSSA
2M ago
“A practical method to improve the efficiency of pollination in maize breeding and genetics research” with Dr. Dylan Schoemaker Mismatched pollination times can make desirable genetic matches beyond the reach of practical plant breeders. Storing pollen is one solution, but limitations in cost and feasibility can make viable pollen storage tricky. This episode, Dr. Dylan Schoemaker shares his work developing cheaper, easier methods of pollen storage to extend shelf life, increase flexibility in breeding workflows, and bring those plant matches back within reach. Tune in to learn: ·   ..read more
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Bioenergy Cropping on Marginal Lands with Dr. Dileepa Jayawardena
Field, Lab, Earth
by ASA, CSSA, SSSA
2M ago
“Comparative productivity of six bioenergy cropping systems on marginal lands in the Great Lakes Region, USA” with Dileepa Jayawardena. Bioenergy crops present a promising source for biofuel production, offering a potential solution to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. However, they face criticism for potentially encroaching on arable land essential for food production to sustain growing populations. To address this issue, there is a growing focus on utilizing marginal lands for growing bioenergy crops, which are less suitable for crop production. Marginal lands typically suffer from poor soil ..read more
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Soil-Landscape Rehabilitation with Dr. Sharon Schneider
Field, Lab, Earth
by ASA, CSSA, SSSA
3M ago
“Key soil properties and their relationships with crop yields as affected by soil-landscape rehabilitation” with Dr. Sharon Schneider. Soil erosion is one of the major issues in agriculture that causes loss of the topsoil layer, reducing soil health and crop productivity. There are several ways to check soil erosion and its impacts on crop and soil health. One of the potential strategies to reduce the effect of past soil erosion is to reverse the soil erosion process by moving soil from where it was deposited by erosion to where soil was lost by erosion. In this episode, Dr. Sharon Schneider s ..read more
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Recalibrating the Pennsylvania PSNT with Dr. Charlie White
Field, Lab, Earth
by ASA, CSSA, SSSA
4M ago
“Recalibrating the Pennsylvania pre-sidedress soil nitrate test recommendations for modern corn production” with Charles White. Nitrogen management is one of the most important agronomic practices in modern crop production systems. The Pre-Sidedress Soil Nitrate Test, also known as the PSNT, gives farmers an estimation of plant available nitrogen in the soil, allowing them to calculate how much nitrogen the plants still need. The existing PSNT method was developed during the 1990’s. Now, farming practices are improved, altering the amount of nitrogen fertilizer plants need. Thus, it is importa ..read more
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Precision Agriculture for Improving Wheat Yield and Quality with Olga Walsh
Field, Lab, Earth
by ASA, CSSA, SSSA
5M ago
“Precision nitrogen management for improving yield and protein content in wheat” with Dr. Olga Walsh. Nitrogen is one of the most important nutrients for crops, which is required in large amounts for crop production and demands precise nutrient management methods due to its highly mobile property in plants and soils and high chances of leaching. Precise nutrient management is also important for improving the yield and quality of grains, minimizing the input, and maximizing the efficiency. Assessing the real-time plant growth, biomass production, and nutrient depletion in the soil using differe ..read more
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Mitigating Coastal Eutrophication with Drs. Wafa Malik and Patrick Durand
Field, Lab, Earth
by ASA, CSSA, SSSA
6M ago
“Nitrogen mitigation scenarios to reduce coastal eutrophication” with Wafa and Patrick. Eutrophication is a state of overgrowth of aquatic plants, such as algae and seaweeds, in water bodies due to the excessive pouring of nutrients from different sources like agriculture, industry, and human settlements, causing disturbances to the ecosystems. Coastal eutrophication is a major issue worldwide due to the increasing discharge of nutrient emissions from agricultural activities into coastal ecosystems. Several efforts have been made to reduce eutrophication, achieving up to 35–40% reduction, but ..read more
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Latent Variable Phenotypes in Lentil with Sandesh Neupane and Derek Wright
Field, Lab, Earth
by ASA, CSSA, SSSA
7M ago
“Focusing the GWAS Lens on days to flower using latent variable phenotypes derived from global multienvironment trials” with Sandesh Neupane and Derek Wright. Lentil, a pivotal pulse crop, is recognized as an important part of food and nutrition security in the world. It has rich sources of important nutrients, is easy to cook, and thrives well on the farm. Due to its rich dietary benefits, lentil has been introduced to North America, especially in Canada. Originating as a warmer climate crop, domesticated in the Middle East and North Africa, and widely adopted in Southeast Asia, lentil can fa ..read more
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