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2006 Western Society of Soil Science Conference Proceedings

Monday, June 19, 2006
Location/Room:  Coalition 1 and 2 Prospector Square

Soil Physics
Time Title / Activity Presenter
8:45 am -9:00 am Welcome / Announcements  
9:00 am - 9:20 am Development and Validation of a Measurement System for Characterizing Subsurface CO2 Concentration Profiles in Soil (PDF; 1.8 MB)

Abstract (DOC; 26 KB)
Raghuveer Vinukollu, Dept. Biological and Irrigation Engineering, Utah State University; Scott B. Jones, Dept. Plants, Soils and Biometeorology, Utah State University; Janis L. Boettinger, Dept. Plants, Soils and Biometeorology, Utah State University
9:20 am - 9:40 am Layered Soil Salinity and Moisture Effects on Electromagnetic Induction Measurements (Sounding) in a Soil Profile (PDF; 2.1 MB)

Abstract (DOC; 25 KB)
Hiruy Abdu, David Robinson, and Scott B. Jones, Department of Plants, Soils and Biometeorology, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
9:40 am - 10:00 am A Small-Scale Multifunctional Heat-Pulse Sensor for Soil Water Content and Electrical Conductivity Measurement (PDF; 2.3 MB)

Abstract (DOC; 26 KB)
Robert Heinse, Kelly S. Lewis, and Scott B. Jones, Department of Plants, Soils and Biometeorology, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
10:00 am - 10:20 am BREAK  
10:20 am - 10:40 am Development of Rapid TDR Measurement Capability for Mobile Water Content Mapping (PDF; 1.1 MB)

Abstract (DOC; 26 KB)

Video clip of the probe in .avi format (AVI; 5.8 MB)
Scott B. Jones, David A. Robinson, and Shmulik P. Friedman, Department of Plants, Soils and Biometeorology, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Soil Chemistry
Time Title / Activity Presenter
10:40 am - 11:00 am Allelochemical Behavior in Soil Environments (PDF; 4.2 MB)

Abstract (DOC; 26 KB)
Paul Grossl, Leanna Reynolds, and Melanie Ballard, Department of Plants, Soils and Biometeorology, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Soil Genesis and Morphology
Time Title / Activity Presenter
11:00 am - 11:20 am Elusive Serpentine Soils (PDF; 3.4 MB)

Abstract (DOC; 25 KB)
Earl B. Alexander, Soils and Geoecology, Concord, California
11:20 am - 11:40 am Influence of Soil Forming Factors on Pedogenesis in the Sedimentary Formations of the Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming (PDF; 7.7 MB)

Abstract (DOC; 26 KB)
Brian McMullen and Janis L. Boettinger, Department of Plants, Soils and Biometeorology, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
11:40 am - 12:00 pm Discussion  
12:00 pm - 1:40 pm LUNCH  
Soil Survey and Classification
Time Title / Activity Presenter
1:40 pm - 2:00 pm Are Theories Regarding the Relationships Between Electrical Conductivity Data and Soil Properties of Practical Use in Soil Survey? (PDF; 1.7 MB)

Abstract (DOC; 27 KB)
Elizabeth Gillins and Ruth Kerry, Department of Geography, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Quantitative Integration of Geographic Data and Pedon Observations: Describing Soil Properties Within the Map Unit (PDF; 3.1 MB)

Abstract (DOC; 27 KB)
Dylan E. Beaudette and A. Toby O’Geen, University of California, Davis, California
Soil Management
Time Title / Activity Presenter
2:20 pm - 2:40 pm Development of Non-Thermal Residue Management Practices for Idaho Kentucky Bluegrass Seed Production Systems (PDF; 1.9 MB)

Abstract (DOC; 26 KB)
Jodi Johnon-Maynard, Jack Robertson, Karl Umiker, and Janice Reed, Department of Soil and Land Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
  One-Dimensional Soil Water Dynamics Model (SWDM-1D)

Abstract (DOC; 25 KB)
Ayman A. Suleiman, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Land, Water and Environment, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
2:40 pm - 3:00 pm Discussion and Wrap-Up of Oral Technical Session  
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Western Society of Soil Science Business Meeting  
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Joint Poster Session with West Regional Cooperative Soil Survey  

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Time Title / Activity
8:00 am - 11:10 am Joint Technical Session with WRCSS
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm OPEN
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Joint Banquet and Awards Presentation

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Time Title / Activity
8:00 am - 4:30 pm Soil Field Tour
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Hospitality Get-Together