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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Agricultural geophysics: Past/present accomplishments and future advancements

item Allred, Barry

Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/1/2011
Publication Date: 5/15/2011
Citation: Allred, B.J. 2011. Agricultural geophysics: Past/present accomplishments and future advancements. The Second Global Workshop on Proximal Soil Sensing. 1:24-32.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Geophysical methods have become an increasingly valuable tool for application within a variety of agroecosystems. Agricultural geophysics measurements are obtained at a wide range of scales and often exhibit significant variability both temporally and spatially. The three geophysical methods predominantly employed for agriculture, both past and present, are resistivity, electromagnetic induction, and ground penetrating radar. Likely future advancements in agricultural geophysics, to name a few, may include greater employment of geophysical methods that have not traditionally been applied to agriculture; construction of multi-sensor geophysical equipment platforms, perhaps integrated with agricultural machinery; and development of agricultural geophysics expert system computer software.

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