Focuses on the use of near-surface geophysics for agricultural applications Describes three common near-surface geophysical methods that can be employed for agricultural purposes Provides detailed examples and case histories of agricultural applications for these geophysical methods Presents theoretical insight on soil electrical conductivity measurement Includes geophysical methods not typically used for agriculture currently but with possible future applications
Precision farming, site infrastructure assessment, hydrologic monitoring, and environmental investigations — these are just a few current and potential uses of near-surface geophysical methods in agriculture. Responding to the growing demand for this technology, the Handbook of Agricultural Geophysics supplies a clear, concise overview of near-surface geophysical methods that can be used in agriculture and provides detailed descriptions of situations in which these techniques have been employed.
Table of Contents
Agricultural Geophysics Overview
General Considerations for Geophysical Methods Applied to Agriculture, Allred et al.
Past, Present, and Future Trends of Soil Electrical Conductivity Measurement Using Geophysical Methods, Corwin
History of Ground-Penetrating Radar Applications in Agriculture, Collins
Agricultural Geophysics Measurements and Methods
Theoretical Insight on the Measurement of Soil Electrical Conductivity, Corwin et al.
Resistivity Methods, Allred et al.
Electromagnetic Induction Methods, Daniels et al.
Ground Penetrating Radar Methods, Daniels et al.
Magnetometry, Self-Potential, and Seismic: Additional Geophysical Methods Having Potentially Significant Future Use in Agriculture, Allred et al.
The Global Positioning System and Geographic Information Systems
Integration of the Global Positioning System (GPS) to Agricultural Geophysics, Grejner-Brzezinska
Integration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Agricultural Geophysics, Merry
Agricultural Geophysics Application Examples
Resistivity and Electromagnetic Induction Case Histories
Introduction to Resistivity and Electromagnetic Case Histories,
Allred and Ehsani.
Apparent Electrical Conductivity for Delineating Spatial
Variability in Soil Properties, Wienhold and Doran
Dependence of Soil Apparent Electrical Conductivity (ECa)
Upon Soil Texture and Ignition Loss at Various Depths in Two
Morainic Loam Soils in SE Norway, Korsaeth
Relations Between a Commercial Soil Survey Map Based on
Soil Apparent Electrical Conductivity (ECa) and Measured
Soil Properties on a Morainic Soil in SE Norway, Korsaeth et al.
Mapping Pesticide Partition Coefficients by Electromagnetic
Can Apparent Soil Electrical Conductivity Be Used to Map
Soil-Herbicide Partition Coefficients? A Case Study in Three
Colorado Fields, Shaner et al.
Delineating Site-Specific Management Units Using Geospatial
Apparent Soil Electrical Conductivity (ECa) Measurements,
Corwin et al.
Mapping of Soil Drainage Classes Using Topographical Data
and Soil Electrical Conductivity, Kravchenko
Productivity Zones Based on Bulk Soil Electrical
Conductivity: Applications for Dryland Agriculture and
Research, Johnson et al.
A Four Year Summary of the Use of Soil Conductivity as a
Measure of Soil and Crop Status, Eigenberg
Mapping of Apparent Soil Electrical Conductivity (ECa) Helps
Establish Research Plots at a New Research and Extension
Center, Farahani et al.
Mapping Golf-Course Features with Electromagnetic
Induction, with Examples from Dublin, Ohio, Taylor
Comparison of Geoelectrical Instruments in Different
Soilscapes, Gebbers and Luck
Ground Penetrating Radar Case Histories
Introduction to Ground Penetrating Radar Case Histories,
Ground Penetrating Radar Surveys Across a Prototype Surface
Barrier to Determine Temporal and Spatial Variations in Soil
Moisture, Clement and Ward
Soil Water Content Measurement Using the Ground-
Penetrating Radar Surface Reflectivity Method, Redman
Assessing Spatial and Temporal Soil Water Content Variations
with Ground Penetrating Radar, Lennartz et al.
Ground Penetrating Radar Mapping of Near-Surface
Preferential Flow, Freeland
An Application of Ground Penetrating Radar in Golf Course
Management, Boniak et al.
Ground Penetrating Radar Investigation of a Golf Course
Green: Computer Processing and Field Survey Set-Up
Considerations, Allred et al.
Agricultural Drainage Pipe Detection Using Ground
Penetrating Radar, Allred and Daniels
Using Ground Penetrating Radar to Estimate Tree Root Mass:
Comparing Results from Two Florida Surveys, Butnor at al.
"This practical book will be well used for students and practitioners who need to apply near-surface geophysical tools for gathering agricultural information for solving problems. It will be a useful addition to academic science library collections."
– Barbara Delzell in American Reference Books Annual, March 2009