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Soil Stories with Nic and Leanna

9 EpisodesProduced by Nic JelinskiWebsite

Soil Stories with Nic and Leanna is a podcast developed for SOIL 2125 (Basic Soil Science) at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities starting on 18MAR2020 in response to the move to remote instruction for all classes due to COVID-19 policies recently enacted. These podcasts might have guests, or mi… read more

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Season 1 - Episode 10 - Soil and Soul

May 19th, 2020


Our interview with Dr. Irène Mathieu, pediatrician, poet, and author of the unbelievable poem "soil"!

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Saving The Soil With No-Till and Conservation Tillage

May 7th, 2020


In this episode, Leanna talks tillage with with extension educator Jodi DeJong-Hughes, and her dad, Jim Leverich!

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Balancing the Scale with Nutrient Management w/ Dr. John Jones, Dr. Melissa Wilson, and John Breker

April 24th, 2020


In this episode, Leanna does a deep dive into nutrient management with Dr. John Jones (Foundation for Agronomic Research + Fertilizer Institute), Dr. Melissa Wilson (UMN), and John Breker (Agvise Laboratories).

Season 1 - Episode 7 - How to Make a Soil Map w/ Patty Burns and Dr. Dylan Beaudette

April 15th, 2020


In this episode, we talk soil mapping with Patty Burns and Dr. Dylan Beaudette, two USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) experts about all things soil maps - how they are made, what they show, and why they …

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Gelisols and Permafrost-Affected Soils w/ Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Kholodov and Mark Clark

April 8th, 2020


In this episode, we talk about Gelisols, which are permafrost-affected soils of arctic and subarctic regions and are one of the most interesting, but …

Season 1 - Episode 5 - The Alphabet of Soils and Soil Judging

April 2nd, 2020


In this episode, Leanna and I discuss the U.S. system of naming soil horizons and the amazing stories that our "Alphabet of Soil" can tell. We …

Season 1 - Episode 4 - How Glaciers Shaped Our Landscape with Dr. Carrie Jennings

March 25th, 2020


In this episode we talk with renowned glacial geologist Dr. Carrie Jennings about continental glaciation, and the effects it had on the landscapes …

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Redox and Microbes That Change Soil Color, with Dr. Karen Vaughan

March 21st, 2020


After some reflections, we talk about redox reactions, microbes, and the importance of soil color and redoximorphic features with redox expert Dr. …

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Darwin and Earthworms w/ Dr. Kyungsoo Yoo and Adrian Wackett

March 18th, 2020


Most people don't know that Charles Darwin spent more time in his life studying earthworms than he did studying and writing about evolution. In fact …

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