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Webinar Series Rationale

Geophysical methods are becoming increasingly important tools for agriculture. Therefore, a series of webinars are being organized that will present various topics related to the use of near-surface geophysical methods in agriculture. Those from both the geophysical and agricultural communities will benefit from these webinars and are therefore encouraged to participate. The overall goal of the presentations and discussions that comprise the webinar series is to promote and advance the application of near-surface geophysics within agricultural settings.


Webinar #2

Focus & Format

The focus of the second webinar is on the use of ground penetrating radar (GPR) methods in agriculture, with particular applications such as soil water content measurement, soil surveys and investigations, and forest monitoring. Additional topics will include an overview of GPR field survey set-up and data processing along with a perspective on the future need to transition from qualitative to more quantitative analysis of GPR data.

This webinar is scheduled for:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 3:00 - 4:30 EDT
(2:00 - 3:30 CDT, 1:00 - 2:30 MDT, 12:00 - 1:30 PDT)

For this second webinar, five presenters will provide a short overview of GPR use in agriculture during the first 30 minutes.

The last hour of the webinar will be devoted to a panel discussion with the presenters, who will answer questions from the audience.

Next Webinar Presentations

The YouTube videos for these presentations are now posted on the Webinar #2 Presentations page.

Presentation Archive

You can find an archive of past webinars on the Past Webinar Archive page.


There will be no cost for participating in this webinar; however, since the number of participants may be limited, those interested in viewing and listening to the webinar will need to enroll on the Registration page of this website.

Comments & Questions

After viewing and listening to the extended presentations, participants will also have the opportunity submit comments and questions to the presenters prior to the webinar through the Comments & Questions page of this website. Comments and questions for the presenters can likewise be submitted online during the last hour of the webinar.


Barry Allred
Research Agricultural Engineer
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Soil Drainage Research Unit
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.

Stephen Moysey
Associate Professor, Clemson University
Dept. of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Clemson, South Carolina, U.S.A.

Organizing Committee

Viacheslav Adamchuk
Associate Professor, McGill University
Bioresource Engineering Department
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada

Hamid Farahani
Agricultural Engineer (Water Management)
USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service
East National Technology Support Center
Greensboro, North Carolina

Robert Freeland
Professor, University of Tennessee
Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science Department
Knoxville, Tennessee

Katherine Grote
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Geology Department
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Bruce Smith
Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey
Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center
Denver, Colorado

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