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2021 Dynamic Soil Properties for Soil Health (DSP4SH) Virtual Symposium

In this virtual symposium, cooperators share information about the individual project plans, challenges, and results.

Through the Science of Soil Health initiative, cooperators are collecting dynamic soil properties (DSPs). A common set of soil health metrics are collected across regions and soils and the information gathered will be linked to soil survey DSP databases and products.


Overview of Science of Soil Health and DSP4SH Projects by Dr. Skye Wills, USDA-SPSD-NSSC

Soil Health Metrics in Cecil Soils Under Tillage and Hay Systems by Caitlin Caudle, North Carolina State University

Bridging Abiotic and Biotic Indicators of Soil Health by Katherine Naasko, Washington State University (currently with PNNL)

Dynamic Soil Properties: Keith Series Benchmark Study by Dr. DeAnn Presley and Dr. Peter Tomlinson, Kansas State University

Cover Crops Benefits to Soil Health by Dr. Katie L. Lewis, Texas A&M AgriLife

Carbon Stocks of Sandy and Clay Loam Soils in West Texas Cropping Systems by Joseph Burke, Texas A&M Agrilife

Soil Health Across a Kansas Precipitation Gradient by James Lin, Kansas State University

Dynamic Soil Properties of Carbon in the Willamette Valley, Oregon by Regina O’Kelley, Oregon State University

Soil Organic Matter Fractions in Row Crop Systems Managed with Conventional and Organic Management Practices by Mario Nunez, University of Illinois

Field Infiltration Measurements for Soil Health Assessments by Dr. Huijie Gan, University of Connecticut

The Dry Side of Soil Health: A New Framework for Soil Health Management in Arid Agroecosystems by Dr. Joseph Blankenship,
Dr. Kirsten Ball, and Chance Muscarella, University of Arizona

The Science of Soil Health: Hawaiʻi by Dr. Susan E. Crow, University of Hawaii

Joint “Dynamic Soil Properties for Soil Health” Project Between the University of Maryland Eastern – Shore and Alabama A&M University by Dr. Dedrick Davis, Alabama A&M University

Changes in Dynamic Soil Properties Across a Conservation Tillage Chrono-Sequence in the Lower Rio Grande Valley by Luzyannet Ballesteros, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Validating NRCS Dynamic Soil Health Indicators in a Silt Loam Soil in Southern Minnesota by Sharon Perrone, University of Minnesota

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