Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

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

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Division: ASA Section: Climatology and Modeling

Title: Crop Water Management By Plant or Soil Water Sensors

Organizer: Susan O'Shaughnessy
Moderators: Susan O'Shaughnessy and Huihui Zhang
Lead Community Sponsor: Sensor-Based Water Management Community
Community Cosponsor: Soil-Plant-Water Relations Community
Format: Oral Topical Session
Keywords: Abiotic Stress and Biotic Stress

Session Description: More than 70 percent of global water withdrawals are for agriculture, yet many countries struggle to provide adequate food security. Plant and soil water sensors can improve crop water management by detecting water, disease, pest or weed stress. Once identified, the appropriate decision support can be developed to improve crop water productivity by determining optimal water management or when to terminate water applications due to the severity of the stress. This general session accommodates presentations on research work that involves sensors and sensing network systems and the algorithms that detect crop status with the objective to improve crop water productivity.