Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

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

402 Symposium--Next Generation Soil Health Assessment

Oral Session
ASA Section: Land Management and Conservation
This symposium will focus on opportunities and challenges in soil health research, including novel and innovative techniques in soil biology, chemistry, and physics that will move the science behind soil health assessment forward. Topics include mining genomics databases and the application of functional genomics to soil health assessment. In addition, speakers will cover new ideas and research in the use and application of soil sensing for rapid estimation of multiple soil properties, methods for linking soil profiles to ecosystem services, and ways to handle uncertainty and variability in soil health measurements. This session will include our Community Planning Session.

Soil Health Community

SSSA Division: Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Precision Agriculture Systems Community

Wednesday, October 25, 2017: 1:30 PM-3:20 PM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 18

Kristen Sloan Veum
Kristen Sloan Veum
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
2:05 PM
Soil Metagenomics: A Prescription for Soil Health?.
David D. Myrold, Oregon State University
2:35 PM
Proximal Soil Sensing and Sensor Fusion for Soil Health Assessment.
Kenneth A Sudduth, USDA-ARS Cropping Systems & Water Quality Research Unit; Kristen Sloan Veum, USDA-ARS Cropping Systems & Water Quality Research Unit; Newell R Kitchen, USDA-ARS
2:50 PM
Studying the Whole Soil.
Alfred E. Hartemink, University of Wisconsin-Madison
3:05 PM
Community Planning Session
3:20 PM
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