Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

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

69 Recent Advances in Soil Physics Instrumentation and Sensors

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil Physics and Hydrology
Soil physical property sensing forms a backbone for agricultural and environmental research. Novel sensors and instrumentation are being developed as well as expanded applications to support research, management and decision making. Traditional soil property sensing devices for bulk soil-dielectric permittivity, -electrical conductivity and -temperature continue to improve. In addition, novel measurement instruments continue to be developed with expanded applications beyond soil properties to include hydrological and thermal processes of interest and beyond. This session will include speakers presenting research where advanced sensing and measurement technology is being developed and applied to soil physical property and process assessment.
Monday, October 23, 2017: 10:25 AM-12:00 PM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 14

Organizers:
Scott B. Jones and Michael H. Cosh
Moderators:
Scott B. Jones and Michael H. Cosh
10:25 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:30 AM
A Novel Probe Design to Optimize Soil Profiling Measurements.
Dirk V Baker, Campbell Scientific, Inc.; Chod Stephens, Campbell Scientific, Inc.; Jonathan Phillips, Campbell Scientific, Inc.; Jared Campbell, Campbell Scientific, Inc.; Kyle Campbell, Campbell Scientific, Inc.
10:45 AM
A Novel Dielectric Tensiometer Enabling Precision PID-Based Irrigation Control of Polytunnel Grown Strawberries in Coir.
Martin S Goodchild, Delta-T Devices Ltd.; Malcolm D Jenkins, Delta-T Devices Ltd; Richard R. Whalley, Rothamsted; Chris W Watts, Rothamsted
11:00 AM
The Integral Suspension Pressure Method (ISP) for Precise Particle-Size Analysis By Gravitational Sedimentation.
Wolfgang Durner, Technical University Braunschweig; Sascha Iden, Technische Universit├Ąt Braunschweig; Georg von Unold, METER Group AG
11:15 AM
11:30 AM
Long Term Time Series Analysis of Co-Incident Soil Water Content Sensor at the Marena Oklahoma in Situ Sensor Testbed.
Michael H. Cosh, USDA-ARS; Tyson E. Ochsner, Oklahoma State University; Lynn McKee, USDA-ARS; Evan Coopersmith, Soil Insight LLC; Jingnuo Dong, Oklahoma State University; Steven R. Evett, USDA-ARS Conservation and Production Research Laboratory; Chadi Sayde, North Carolina State University; Eric Small, University of Colorado Boulder; Susan Steele-Dunne, Delft University of Technology; Marek Zreda, University of Arizona
11:45 AM
Printed Circuit Board Time Domain Reflectometry Sensors for Near-Surface Soil Moisture Measurement.
Wenyi Sheng, Utah State University; Rong Zhou, Utah State University; Morteza Sadeghi, Utah State University; Ebrahim Babaeian, University of Arizona; Markus Tuller, University of Arizona; Scott K Anderson, Acclima, Inc.; Scott B. Jones, Utah State University
12:00 PM
Adjourn