394 Symposium--New Technologies for Soil Scientists in the 21st Century

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Consulting Soil Scientists
This symposium will focus on new approaches, tools, and testing protocols to better characterize soils and soil profile descriptions.  Specific topics would include: Recent innovations in x-ray flourescence (XRF); advances in cone penetration test (CPT) coupled with other onboard sensors and GIS to look at soils in 3D mode; new alterntaives to soil chemical analysis; use of tablet or smart phone apps to assist with field data collection/distribution, education, etc.; eddy covariance; innovations in geostatistics and mapping; and pedologic models.

Approved for 2.0 SW CEUs.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Hilton Minneapolis, Marquette Ballroom III

Emily McKindley Clark and Shannon L. Gomes
Shannon L. Gomes
1:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:05 PM
New Developments for Soilweb and Associated Online Soil Survey Apps.
Anthony Toby O'Geen, University of California-Davis; Dylan Beaudette, USDA-NRCS
1:30 PM
Recent Innovations in Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (PXRF) Spectrometry.
David C. Weindorf, Texas Tech University; Beatrix J. Haggard, Oklahoma State University; Aakriti Sharma, North Carolina State University; Samantha Swanhart, Talbot, Carmouche & Marcello Law Firm; Somsubhra Chakraborty, Indian Institute of Technology
1:55 PM
2:30 PM
Solvita Technology for Soil CO2 Respiration: Influence of Various Soil Factors.
William F. Brinton Jr., Solvita Respiration Test Systems; Robert Burger, Solvita Respiration Test Systems
2:55 PM
Concluding Remarks
3:00 PM