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Gardner Douglas: Nationally ranked Oyster Shucker known as Oyster Ninja or

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The Oyster Ninja podcast is exploring the Oyster inside and outside the shell. We hope to educate you and have your mouth watering at the same time. We introduce you to some of the worlds top shuckers, oyster farmers, and anyone else that has something to do with this oyster world.
 
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David R. Montgomery defines regenerative agriculture as leaving the land better off and more fertile as a consequence of cultivation. David studied geology at Stanford University before earning his Ph.D. in geomorphology at UC Berkeley. Today he teaches at the University of Washington where he studies the evolution of topography and how geological …
 
Emily DeSousa or Seaside with Emily from her viral social media account joins us today on The Oyster Ninja Podcast. We have a fun filled episode filled with more than a bunch of trending topics. We talk about plastics pollution, bio catch, humans impact on the ocean and so much more. https://seasidewithemily.com/…
 
Imagine improving both the efficiency and safety of your team with autonomous drone vineyard spraying. That is exactly what David Goldfarb and the team at Clos de la Tech are trialing in their vine rows. Although this technology has been used in Japan for a number of years, it is new to the United States. Initially, they looked to drones as a way t…
 
Scott Sanner is a oyster tin/can enthusiast who has a larger than life collection. Today he talks to us about the history of oyster cans, the marketing intention behind the iconic labels, and how to start your very own collection. These vintage oyster cans gained popularity in the early 1900s ,but are still thriving amongst collectors today.…
 
The first pillar of any successful IPM (Integrated Pest Management Program) is to know the pest you want to manage. Emily Symmes, Entomologist and Technical Field Manager at Suterra, addresses the basics of vine mealybug (VMB) in grapes in this expert from the 2020 Sustainable Ag Expo. VMB are phloem eaters, piercing the trunk, canes, and berry clu…
 
Kara Muzia is an ocean enthusiast, marine biologist and host of "So You Want To Be A Marine Biologist". I'm so excited for you guys to not only meet Kara but go listen to her podcast. Kara is super interesting with a background in all things science and even helped with putting oysters back in the bay. https://linktr.ee/marinebiolife https://marine…
 
Alex Troutman is an African American biologist that is breaking down doors in the science field. Alex grew up in Atlanta and from a early age was hypnotized by wildlife. Although it was hard because he didn't see conservationist that looked like him, his love still grew for mother nature. When he started school he actually was studying to be a vete…
 
UV lamps have been used in the medical field, food processing, and sterilization for 75 years but application on plant disease management only began in the 1990s. UV light is a natural component of sunlight. The most harmful wavelengths like UVC are screened out by our ozone layer. DNA damaging UVB does reach the surface, however, most organisms ca…
 
Today I'm talking with Sean from Montauk Seaweed Co. located in Long Island. Montauk Seaweed Supply Company™ is New York State’s original processing and distribution operation for raw kelp and seaweed that has been grown and / or harvested from inshore waters. Today Sean informs us why we should be using kelp for farming purposes. https://montaukse…
 
Today I interviewed Adam Simha of MKS design out of Cambridge, Massachusetts. After 20 years of metal working Adams passion and commitment shows in every spec of his knife design. At first sight I was in love with the design of the oyster knife. The blade is stainless steel and the handle is made of fiberglass perfect for working in the restaurants…
 
How can values, beliefs, and attitudes around irrigation improve water efficiency? That is exactly what a recent California Department of Water Resources (DWR) grant project aimed to discover. Grant recipient, Vineyard Team, worked with 59 growers over three years to conduct irrigation-related behavior interviews, Distribution Uniformity evaluation…
 
Plant SAP analysis gives farmers insight into how the plant can take up and mobilize nutrients. Traditional tissue testing is usually done at the top of the plant, sampling only the youngest leaves. SAP Analysis is actually a pair of tests, comparing nutrients in young and old leaves to see what is being taken up today and how the nutrients are mov…
 
Numerous vineyards have utilized sheep and goats for grazing but most only during the winter. Kelly Mulville was on a mission to design a vineyard for year-round grazing to restore the ecosystem with livestock. The challenge was to find a vineyard design where the animals could not eat the vines. In a partnership with Paicines Ranch in California, …
 
A healthy soil has hundreds of different species of microbes while a depleted one may only have one dozen. A number of common viticulture practices are not conducive to a healthy soil biology so Dave Olson of Sustainable Growing Solutions is looking at how we can improve soil quality with microbes, ultimately improving plant quality. This process c…
 
Deficit irrigation is used in winegrape production to keep berries small and enhance the flavor of wines, particularly with reds. Joan Davenport, Emerta Professor of Soil Sciences at Washington State University says to get an accurate measure of soil moisture, you need to focus monitoring where the roots are. These measurements are ideally taken ab…
 
Every vineyard has a portion of the property that is non-productive, but are there ways to maximize the benefits of this land? Fintan du Fresne, General Manager and Winemaker for both Chamisal Vineyards and Maine Wines and Christian Rodriguez, Assistant Vineyard Manager at Chamisal Vineyards found the answer to this question with a Miyawaki Mini-fo…
 
Vineyard development begins with the soil. Steve Vierra, Director of Vineyard Operation at Derby Wine Estates and Certified Professional Soil Scientist, has developed many vineyards since the 1990s and always begins with a site evaluation to determine what is actually plantable. This includes a deep dive into all aspects of the prospective vineyard…
 
The introductory voice and producer of this podcast, Beth Vukmanic, joined Jaime Lewis of CONSUMED in the much-awaited season nine. The CONSUMED podcast stokes candid conversation about life and flavor, ten episodes at a time. Jaime interviews eaters, drinkers, thinkers and makers across California and especially at its heart, the Central Coast. An…
 
There is no doubt that water is a precious resource, particularly in drought prone regions like California. It is very important for growers to measure soil moisture and there are a bevy of technological devices available to utilize. From soil moisture probes to pressure bombs, these tools are helpful but, they only provide data on once specific ar…
 
Using sheep to graze vineyards has many benefits including lowering the carbon footprint, fewer tractor passes, and reduced herbicide use. Kelsey Brewer, Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California at Davis has been researching how these living lawnmowers impact nutrient and energy flows in the eco system. When tractors were replaced by sheep, …
 
Steve and Sarah Malinowski of Fisher Island Oyster Company graced the Oyster Ninja Podcast with so much knowledge and grace. The very humble couple have been active farmers for over 40 years. You can not talk oyster sustainability, climate change, or policy without including the Malinowski family. There farm is located in the black island sound and…
 
Brown's Oyster Supply is a seafood supplier in Charleston, South Carolina specializing in oysters. Every order is picked and rinsed by hand straight from the mud to you. I had a great time talking with Terrell Brown of Brown oyster supply. His family goes back at least 3 generations working on the water and doesn't have any signs of stopping.…
 
What, bury charcoal in the vineyard? Biochar is a specialized form of charcoal made from waste woody biomass at high temperature in the absence of oxygen. We know soil organic matter is important for the health of any crop. It turns out the use of charwood (biochar) goes back to ancient civilizations and it can be found naturally in soils from fire…
 
Higher education is important to many students but paying for college can be challenging. The Vineyard Team Educational Scholarship helps college students whose parents work in members' vineyards and wineries achieve their dreams. The Smiths of Saxum and James Berry Vineyard, know that our people are vital to sustainability. Justin Smith tells the …
 
In 2008 the oversupply of Sauvignon Blanc coupled with the financial crisis lead to trialing shaking to remove berries in New Zealand for the very first time. A few years later, the New Zealand Winegrowers Society funded a three-year grant to test the impacts of shaking on dropping fruit, wine quality, and botrytis. Mark Allen of Allen Vineyard Adv…
 
Imani Black is the creator of Minorites in Aquaculture a nonprofit to help minorities get a helping hand in the aquaculture field. We had a great talk about not only diversity in the aquaculture field, but just life in general. Imani is wise beyond her years and is lighting the road of for many others to follow. I hope you enjoy this first intervie…
 
HEY WHATS GOING ON TO ALL MY OYSTER NINJAS OUT THERE??? THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER AND SEASON 4 IS COMING TO YOU VERY SOON. I HAVE SOME FUN GUEST LINED UP AND GET WAIT TO SHARE THEIR STORIES. IF YOU WANT TO HEAR FROM SOMEONE SPECIFIC SHOOT ME AN EMAIL AT OYSTERNINJAPC@GMAIL.COM. YOU CAN SUPPORT THE PODCAST BY BUYING OUR SWAT AT https://oysterninjapc.…
 
The 2020 pandemic showed many brands how social media can be an important means of communication. Heather Daenitz of Craft & Cluster helps wines brands tell their grape to glass story with photography and social media. Keeping up with latest trends and algorithms can be challenging. At the end of the day, Instagram wants to keep people on the platf…
 
The small Priorat region in Spain has a fascinating history dating back to the Moors in the 8th century, to the birth of its wine production for a local monastery in the 1100s to the near complete devastation of its vineyards by phylloxera in the late 19th century. Replanting began in earnest in the 1950s and top reviews by Robert Parker in the 200…
 
The resource concentration hypothesis looks at how the advent of modern agriculture as monoculture created an environment where pests can grow faster because their resource, the crop, is more prevalent. Biodiversity is fundamental for pest management and Daniel Paredes, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California Davis, in the department of…
 
While grape production does not require extensive water use and the majority of vineyards in the Pacific North West are drip irrigated, drought conditions in recent years have led growers to seek more efficiencies to reduce water use. Pete Jacoby, Professor of Crops and Soil Sciences at Washington State University knows that in a traditional drip i…
 
Once a vineyard manger has found disease there is often not much to be done, they are merely mitigating loss. The Lab at Cornell has launched several grape disease sensing technology projects to study early detection and how to use that information. Leading the research is Katie Gold, assistant professor of plant pathology and plant microbe-biology…
 
Wildfires and COVID impacted legislation as much as they impacted wine production this year. Lauren Noland-Hajik, Attorney and Lobbyist at Soares & Conway coves some of the major changes seen in 2020 and what is coming up in 2021. The March shutdown of the legislature due to COVID resulted in the handing off of power from the legislature off to gov…
 
In 1972 Paul Kalemkiarian’s father purchased a liquor store and began featuring two of his top wine picks each month. Customers, appreciative of the direction in wine selection, would ask to have wine shipped to them and the Wine of the Month Club was born. The intent of the club remains the same, to help customers select a good wine for the value,…
 
In mid-April 2020, the grape market saw its highest bulk inventory at 23 million gallons. By November that quantity had reduced significantly to 8.5 million gallons. Audra Cooper, Central Coast Grape Broker and Partner at Turrentine Brokerage explains how the grape market has been on a roller coaster throughout 2020. At the beginning of the year, m…
 
The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is the newest agricultural invasive species in the United States. Originally from Asia, this insect feeds on plant sap from a broad range of hosts. Dr. Heather Leach, Extension Associate at the Department of Entomology at Penn State University is focused on researching this insect and educating the public on how to mana…
 
Today, 40% of the California wine industry does not have a Farm Advisor. Four industry veterans discuss retirements and recruitment for UC Cooperative Extension. Larry Bettiga, long time UCCE Farm Advisor Monterey County, discusses how reduction in staff looks from the perspective of a Farm Advisor. Chris Storm, Viticulturist of Vino Farms covers h…
 
Leading expert Dr. Andrew Landers of Cornell University discusses his more than thirty years of research and development on pesticide sprayer technology to reduce pesticide use through accurate, efficient delivery of the product to the plant. References: 2015 Precision Agriculture Workshop (Video) Andrew Landers Webpage Effective Vineyard Spraying …
 
A recent study examined the potential of hemp terpene drift from hemp crops planted in close proximity to vineyards in Sonoma County, California. George Sellu, Program Coordinator and Instructor in the Agribusiness department at Santa Rosa Junior College explains the nuances of hemp production from how volatile aroma profiles vary by variety, the l…
 
Caviar Starr is a family owned business out of North Carolina. Deanna Leavitt sat down and really explained the caviar world. She answers questions like: Why are some caviar's illegal? Does caviar have health benefits? What is the difference between wild and farmed caviar? She answers all this and more. I hope you enjoy. https://caviarstar.com/…
 
David R. Montgomery defines regenerative agriculture as leaving the land better off and more fertile as a consequence of cultivation. David studied geology at Stanford University before earning his Ph.D. in geomorphology at UC Berkeley. Today he teaches at the University of Washington where he studies the evolution of topography and how geological …
 
Hey whats going on good people today we have a real treat for you. This is one of my longest interviews, but i promise its worth every bit of your attention. Patrick Mcmurray is well known in the oyster and restaurant community just to start. He is also the author of numerous books and inventor of the shucker paddy oyster knife. Get ready to learn …
 
Dr. Charlotte Decock, Assistant Professor Cal Poly - Earth & Soil Sciences talks about soil management with the goal of capturing greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere and sequestering them in the soil. Her teaching and research focus on sustainable fertilizer and soil management in California’s specialty crops. This podcast is a recording from a w…
 
Today a living legend in the food scene sat down with us to tell her story of traveling all over the world to spotlight the best African, Carribbean, and southern cuisine. Eden Hagos not the DJ by the way is the founder of Blackfoodie.CO and today she welcomed us into her world. I hope you enjoy. She tells us all about BlackFoodie.CO, talks about f…
 
Some 25 to 30 percent of vineyards in Washington state have nematode population densities that are considered damaging. Nematodes have a slow, chronic negative impact on vine health. Plants have less foliage and visible weak spots in the field. Inga Zasada, Research Plant Pathologist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service is particularly inter…
 
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