Soil-Plant-Water Relations Community

The Soil-Plant-Water Relations Community is an ASA Community within the Climatology and Modeling Section.

This community will focus on improving knowledge in soil-plant-water relations (SPWR) in response to changes in climate, current advancements in crop genetics and management and use of extreme/marginal environments for crop production.  It will promote understanding and identifying opportunities in systems approach in crop production, incorporating advances in development of approaches and techniques in measurements and identifying the knowledge gaps in soil-plant-water relations to support climatology and modeling.  The SPWR community will interact with members from SSSA divisions S1 and S6 and CSSA division C2 to advance the research in soil-plant-water relations.
The SPWR community will be interested in understanding the processes important in soil-plant-water relations and their incorporation in modeling.  The community focuses on advances in measurement techniques and their use in current research efforts and identifying knowledge gaps and research priorities in soil-plant-water relations to address changes in climate, genetics and management.  Community will promote utilization of measurement techniques in root, soil moisture, and plant water status, determining critical growth stages of crops for moisture stress and impact of soil-water on crop yield (crop specific knowledgebase).

We had very good turnout for the general & poster sessions. Our joint-symposium, “Soil Moisture Sensing for Crop Health Assessment and Management” was informative and engaging. Thanks to SPWR and ASRS community members and all participants for making this year's meeting a big success.


Graduate Student Poster Contest:
Upasana Ghosh – "Control of Moisture and Rhizosphere in Nutrient Release and Plant Uptake in Two Soil Types of North Dakota using Ion exchange Resin Membrane (PRS®probe)"

Yedan (Victoria) Xiong – "Fractionating Rainfall into Vegetative Interception and Soil Infiltration in Perennial Grassland"
Because cumulative scores were equal, both students receive small cash awards for their excellent presentations (see PDF’s below).



Leader: Dr. Sangu Angadi, New Mexico State University, Clovis, NM;  Vice-leader: Dr. Gary Feng, USDA-ARS, Mississippi State, MS. 


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