Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

361 Crop Water Management By Plant or Soil Water Sensors

Oral Session
ASA Section: Climatology and Modeling
More than 70 percent of global water withdrawals are for agriculture, yet many countries struggle to provide adequate food security. Plant and soil water sensors can improve crop water management by detecting water, disease, pest or weed stress. Once identified, the appropriate decision support can be developed to improve crop water productivity by determining optimal water management or when to terminate water applications due to the severity of the stress. This general session accommodates presentations on research work that involves sensors and sensing network systems and the algorithms that detect crop status with the objective to improve crop water productivity.

Approved for SW 2.5 CEUs


Sensor-Based Water Management Community

Soil-Plant-Water Relations Community

Wednesday, October 25, 2017: 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Marriott Tampa Waterside, Room 1

Susan O'Shaughnessy
Susan O'Shaughnessy and Huihui Zhang
9:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
9:55 AM
Fruit Load Effects on Water Status and Growth of Date Palms.
Jingbo Zhen, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Shaham Pevzner, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Naftali Lazarovitch, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Effi Tripler, Arava Research and Dvelopment
10:15 AM
10:25 AM
Arduino Based Gateway-Node System for Soil Water Measurement in on-Farm Research.
Harry H. Schomberg, USDA-ARS; Alondra Thompson, USDA-ARS-BARC; Steven R. Evett, USDA-ARS; Daniel K. Fisher, USDA-ARS
10:45 AM
Exploring the Use of Canopy Temperature Sensing for Irrigation Scheduling.
Brenda V. Ortiz, Auburn University; Franciele Morlin, UNESP; Christian Brodbeck, Auburn University
11:05 AM
Soil Water and Plant Canopy Sensor Technologies to Optimize Water and Nutrient Use.
Colin S. Campbell, METER/Decagon Devices; Bryan Hopkins, Brigham Young University; Neil C. Hansen, Brigham Young University
11:25 AM
Demonstrating and Evaluating Multiple Soil Sensor Technology for Irrigation Scheduling in Alabama.
Damianos Damianidis, Auburn University; Brenda V. Ortiz, Auburn University
11:45 AM
Soil-Plant-Water Relations Community Planning Session
12:00 PM