Episode 039: Amazing Trace (Genomics)

Nebraska Extension Digital Agriculture Author
07/08/2021 Added
3 Plays


Many diseases, weed problems, and insect infestations can be traced back to the soil whether through existing spores, bacteria, seeds, or larvae. To kick off the "Precision Crop Protection" series on the FarmBits podcast, we are joined in this episode by Dr. Erik Christian, Agronomic Services Manager at Trace Genomics. Erik has held a variety of positions during his career with two of his most recent prior positions being roles with Winfield United and as a lecturer at Iowa State University. In this interview, we spoke with Erik about how Trace Genomics is revolutionizing the way that farmers view the soil as it relates to crop health. Trace's technology executes DNA analysis of soil samples sent to their lab and enables detailed reporting of abiotic and biotic parameters within the soil. Topics covered in our conversation include how typical soil sampling patterns integrate with Trace's analytical process, how these analytical reports empower management decisions, and how Trace Genomics is seeking to offer improved management recommendations through advanced data analytics. Erik's breadth and depth of knowledge are on display in this episode and you won't want to miss it. Erik's Contact Info: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikjchristian/ Trace Genomics Info: Website: https://tracegenomics.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/trace-genomics/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tracegenomics?lang=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tracegenomics Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracegenomics/ FarmBits Team Contact Info: E-Mail: farmbits@unl.edu Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEDigitalAg Samantha's Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamanthaTeten Samantha's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samanthateten/ Jackson's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jstansell87 Jackson's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacksonstansell/ Opinions expressed by the hosts and guests on this podcast are solely their own, and do not reflect the views of Nebraska Extension or the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

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