Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

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

242 Applying Soil Physics and Hydrology to Soil Health

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil Physics and Hydrology
Soil health plays an important role in supporting a vibrant, profitable, and sustainable ecosystem. Soil physical properties are important soil health indicators as they provide information about infiltration, water holding capacity, soil erodibility, compaction and more. Soil physical health also support other important soil functions such as nutrient cycling and biodiversity. This session will provide a platform to discuss topics in how to use soil physical measurements to characterize soil health status, how soil health practices affect short-term and long-term soil physical properties, and the interactions between soil physical properties and soil chemical and biological properties to support soil health.

Approved for SW 1.0 CEUs

Tuesday, October 24, 2017: 1:25 PM-2:45 PM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 21

Ziru Liu and Ryan Stewart
Ziru Liu and Ryan Stewart
1:25 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:30 PM
1:45 PM
Drought Resilience in Agricultural Systems: Interplay of Cover Cropping and Drip Irrigation to Improve Soil Aggregation and Hydro-Physical Properties.
Nathaniel Alexander Bogie, UC Merced; Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, University of California-Merced; Michael V Schaefer, University of California-Riverside; Claudia Avila, University of California Riverside; Macon Abernathy, University of California-Riverside; Eric A. Dubinsky, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Alison R. Marklein, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Daniel Rath, University of California, Davis; Eoin Brodie, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Sanjai J Parikh, University of California, Davis; William J Riley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Kate M. Scow, University of California-Davis; Margaret S Torn, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley; Peter Nico, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab; Samantha C. Ying, UC Riverside; Teamrat Ghezzehei, University of California-Merced
2:00 PM
Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria Enhance Plant Drought Tolerance By Changing Soil Physical and Hydrological Properties.
Saiqi Zeng, University of Delaware; Wenjuan Zheng, University of Delaware; Yan Jin, University of Delaware
2:15 PM
Translating Soil Physical Measures to Estimate on-Farm and Off-Farm Benefits: Linking Indicators.
Dianna K. Bagnall, Texas A&M AgriLife Research; Cristine L. S. Morgan, Texas A&M University
2:30 PM
The Effects of Constructing Fertile Cultivated Layer in Black Soil on Soil Physical Properties.
Wenxiu Zou, Northeast Institute of Geography and Agro-ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Xiaozeng Han, Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Lu Xinchun, Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Harbin 150081, PR China
2:45 PM