Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

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

348 Symposium--Soil Health Management and Assessment

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Nutrient Management and Soil and Plant Analysis
Soil Health and Soil Quality are critical for assuring a vital living ecosystem for animals and plants along with food security for humans. A healthy soil is fundamental for sustainable nutrient and production systems. Effective management using scientific diagnostic tools is necessary to optimize the soil health/quality parameters for overall health. Various research ideas wil be presented at this Symposium.

Approved for SW 2.0 CEUs


SSSA Division: Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

Wednesday, October 25, 2017: 9:00 AM-10:55 AM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 9

Rao S. Mylavarapu
Diane E. Stott
9:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
9:05 AM
Strengthening the Science of Soil Health through Standardized Indicator Methods.
Diane E. Stott, USDA-NRCS; Jennifer Moore-Kucera, USDA-NRCS; Brandon Smith, USDA-NRCS; Bianca Moebius-Clune, USDA-NRCS; Veronica Acosta-Martinez, USDA-ARS; Alan J. Franzluebbers, USDA; Skye A. Wills, USDA-NRCS
9:20 AM
Developing Usable and Useful in-Field Soil Health Assessements.
Dennis Chessman, USDA-NRCS; Brandon Smith, USDA-NRCS; Jennifer Moore Kucera, USDA-NRCS; Bianca Moebius-Clune, USDA-NRCS
9:35 AM
Quantifying Biochemical and Energetic Reservoirs in Soil Organic Matter Under Fertilization and Harvest Treatments.
Zachary Paul, Baylor University; William C Hockaday, Baylor University; Caroline Masiello, Rice University; G. Philip Robertson, Michigan State University; Morgan Gallagher, Rice Univeristy
9:50 AM
Evaluating Root Biomass Effects on the CO2 Flush from Laboratory Dried and Rewetted Soils.
Audrey Laffely, University of Maine; Susan Erich, University of Maine; Ellen Mallory, University of Maine
10:05 AM
A New Method to Measure Particulate Organic Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Sulfur Pools As Early Indicators of Soil Quality.
Rafiq Islam, The Ohio State University; Botir Khaitove, Tashkent State Agrarian University; Natalia Didenko, Land Research Institute; Yogendra Raut, Ohio State University; Vinayak S. Shedekar, Ohio State University; Emmanuel Amoakwah, Central Soil Rsearch Insitiute
10:20 AM
Modeling the Impact of Soil Management on Soil Functions - a Systemic Approach.
Hans-Joerg Vogel, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ; Ulrich Weller, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ; Eva Rabot, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ; Bastian Stößel, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ; Birgit Lang, Senckenberg Museum of Natural History; Livia Urbanski, Technical University of Munich; Martin Wiesmeier, Technical University of Munich; Ute Wollschläger, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
10:50 AM
Concluding Remarks
10:55 AM