41 Symposium--Soil Moisture Sensing for Crop Health Assessment and Management

Oral Session
ASA Section: Climatology and Modeling
Soil moisture sensing through either contact or remote technology captures soil-plant-water information that relates closely with plant water availability and use.  This session addresses measures of soil moisture and their relationship with plant health status, crop growth and development (e.g., canopy cover/structure), crop productivity, soils management and response to agronomic inputs.  Innovations in remote sensing technologies that can inform plant health assessment, growth simulation models and crop management, including the timeliness (i.e., output delivery time) of data from a satellite, airborne or UAV platform will be featured.  Participants will gain insights into opportunities for improving crop productivity in relation to soil moisture status.

Approved for 3.5 SW CEUs


Soil-Plant-Water Relations Community

Airborne and Satellite Remote Sensing Community
Sensor-Based Water Management Community

Monday, November 7, 2016: 8:00 AM-11:40 AM
Phoenix Convention Center North, Room 231 C

Community Leader:
John J. Sulik
John J. Read , Sangamesh V. Angadi , Susan A. O'Shaughnessy , John J. Sulik and Ana Wagner
John J. Sulik
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
Soil Moisture Sampling and Decision Frameworks for Agriculture.
Jerry L. Hatfield, USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment; John H. Prueger, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment; Christian Dold, USDA-ARS; Ken Wacha, USDA-ARS
8:55 AM
Soil Moisture Mapping with a Passive Radiometer and a Uav.
Maik Wolleben, Skaha Remote Sensing Ltd.
9:20 AM
A Soil-up Approach to Precision Agriculture.
Haly L. Neely, Texas A&M University; Cristine L.S. Morgan, Texas A&M University; Gregory S. Rouze, Texas A&M University; John Valasek, Texas A&M University; Yeyin Shi, Texas A&M University; Alex J. Thomasson, Texas A&M University; William Kustas, USDA-ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab; John H. Prueger, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment; Lynn McKee, USDA-ARS
9:45 AM
10:00 AM
Determining Stomatal Conductance and Transpiration from Remotely-Sensed Plant Parameters.
Louise H. Comas, USDA-ARS; Kathryn Willi, USDA-ARS; Huihui Zhang, USDA-ARS; Jon Altenhofen, Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District; José L Chávez, Colorado State University; Sean Gleason, USDA-ARS; Kendall DeJonge, USDA-ARS; Jason Young, USDA-ARS
11:15 AM
Plants and Other Soil Moisture Sensors in Cotton.
Glen Lorin Ritchie, Texas Tech University; Sukhbir Singh, Texas Tech University; Corey Thompson, Bayer Crop Science; Curtis Schaefer, Texas Tech University; Nothabo Dube, Texas Tech University
11:40 AM