Dr. Andre Luiz Biscaia Ribeiro da Silva joins the podcast today to discuss topics surrounding vegetable crops and organic agricultural systems. Dr. da Silva is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Horticulture at Auburn University, where he runs an extension program and conducts extensive horticultural research.

With an interest in addressing the needs of commercial agriculture in the southeastern U.S., Dr. da Silva “conducts on-farm trials, field days, county meetings, educational videos, web-based resource tools, and publishes extension bulletins” to fulfill his scientific vision.

In this episode, we explore:

  • The importance of being aware of environmental conditions when farming vegetables.
  • The nuances in irrigation systems across different climates.
  • How to really water plants.
  • What cover crops are, and when they should be planted.

Dr. da Silva has a clear goal for his extension program: to provide science-based information to members of the vegetable farming industry in order to encourage the sustainable intensification of vegetable production. Want to know how he accomplishes this? Join the conversation now to find out!

Click here to learn more about Dr. da Silva and his work, and email him with any questions at adasilva@auburn.edu!

Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3bO8R6q

Subscribe, Review, Listen:
Tags
Sustainable Vegetable
Vegetable Farming
Share This Podcast

Latest Podcasts

Boosting Yields: Innovations In Vegetable Production With Dr. Ted McAvoy

How do plant specialists help enhance vegetable production? Are there alternative irrigation systems that can increase the yield of certain crops? In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Ted McAvoy, an expert in crop production, to unpack this fascinating subject… Dr. McAvoy is an Assistant Professor of Horticulture at the University of Georgia. Here, his research focuses on all…Read More

Using Cold As A Tool: A Holistic Approach To Fat Loss & Increased Fitness Performance

Can cold exposure really zap unwanted fat and increase exercise performance? Timmy Håman, the founder of Prime Science, thinks so – and he joins us to explain why… Timmy is a Swedish engineer based in London who has a passion for health and wellness. Through his own fitness journey, he discovered the advantages of cold therapies. He has achieved significant…Read More

Biodegradable Breakthroughs: How Fungus & Bacteria Are Revolutionizing Plastic Waste Management

Ramani Narayan joins the podcast today to discuss a fascinating subject: How fungus and bacteria can consume and alter plastic waste. Ramani is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Michigan State University. As an internationally acclaimed thought leader and expert in bioplastics, his research focuses on manufacturing biobased and compostable plastics. Not…Read More

Aquaponics: Could This Be The Future Of Sustainable Food Production?

In this episode, we sit down with Nancy Gift, an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Chair of the Sustainability and Environmental Studies Department at Berea College. She joins us to discuss an intriguing facet of environmental studies: aquaponics. Aquaponics is a combination of plant and fish production that uses both aquaculture and hydroponic systems. This method of production is…Read More

Survival Preparedness For Beginners: Practical Advice For Unprecedented Times

Are you looking for ways to be prepared for the future but don’t know where to start? Charles from Survival Preparedness For Beginners is here to help! Using his platform, Charles has focused his efforts on providing guidance for those who want to survive in any situation. How does this concern you? Well, our society is becoming more unstable by…Read More