Symposium: The Use, Application and Analysis of Experimental and Field Sensor Data for Horticultural Applications
Must Register in Advance for Participation—Limited to 30 Participants

Objective(s):
This workshop, sponsored by the Water Utilization Management and Nursery working groups, Decagon Devices and the SCRI MINDS project will be focused on the use and application of soil and environmental sensors for horticultural crop research and production. This day-long workshop will demonstrate equipment both from Decagon Devices and Campbell Scientific, but will emphasize best practices in using sensors in various situations. Objectives: The workshop is designed for Faculty, research scientists, and graduate students interested in using sensors for soil, plant and environmental research measurements both in the lab and the field. The workshop will include four sections (9am 12noon; 1pm 4pm), with each topic consisting of a 30-minute presentation on fundamental theory and application issues, followed by a 1 hour hands-on practicum session. Four 1 hour sessions will focus on: 1. Water content sensors, accuracy and calibration in soil and soilless substrates. 2. Environmental sensors (weather and plant canopy) data and their uses. 3. Datalogger use and programming. 4. Software for data analysis and decision-making. Limited to 30 participants
This workshop will be focused on the use and application of soil and environmental sensors for horticultural crop research and production.  This day-long workshop will demonstrate equipment both from Decagon Devices and Campbell Scientific, but will emphasize best practices in using sensors in various situations.

Objectives:  The workshop is designed for Faculty, research scientists, and graduate students interested in using sensors for soil, plant and environmental research measurements both in the lab and the field.   The workshop will include four sections (9am – 12noon; 1pm – 4pm), with each topic consisting of a 30-minute presentation on fundamental theory and application issues, followed by a 1 hour hands-on practicum session.   

Four 1 ½ hour sessions will focus on:

1.    Environmental Sensors for Measuring Weather and Intra-Canopy Conditions

2.    Accuracy and Calibration of Water Content Sensors

3.    Using Dataloggers for Measurement and Control of Environmental Conditions

4.    Using Software for Data Collection, Analysis and Decision-Making

Friday, August 3, 2012: 9:30 AM
Trade Room