Water Resource Capture: Turning Water Into Biomass
As world water demand increases and supplies decrease, how can we turn more of the water we use for agriculture into biomass? In this webinar, Dr. Campbell dives deep into the measurement and implications of making the most of every drop of water.
Crops turn sunlight, water, carbon dioxide, and nutrients into food
The availability of those resources puts limitations on the amount of food a crop can produce. A previous webinar considered the limitations of sunlight. In this 30-minute webinar, world-renown environmental biophysicist, Dr. Gaylon S. Campbell, discusses how to measure the amount of water a crop will need and how to use that value to predict the amount of biomass it will produce.
Achieve maximum biomass from every drop
Join Dr. Campbell as he discusses the measurements and calculations needed to know how much biomass a given environment can produce. Dr. Campbell will discuss:
- How resource capture models work
- How biomass production and water use are linked
- Examples of effective uses of water resource capture models
- Instrumentation needed to determine water and radiation limitations on yield
- How to use soil and atmospheric measurements to quantify crop water capture
- Water budgets and how they are used to get transpiration and biomass production
Dr. Gaylon S. Campbell
Dr. Campbell has been a research scientist and engineer at METER for 19 years following nearly 30 years on faculty at Washington State University. Dr. Campbell’s first experience with environmental measurement came in the lab of Sterling Taylor at Utah State University making water potential measurements to understand plant water status. Dr. Campbell is one of the world’s foremost authorities on physical measurements in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. His book written with Dr. John Norman on Environmental Biophysics provides a critical foundation for anyone interested in understanding the physics of the natural world. Dr. Campbell has written three books, over 100 refereed journal articles and book chapters, and has several patents.
- Watch part one of the resource capture series
- Discover the ACCUPAR LP-80
- See the ATMOS 41 weather station or the wireless ATMOS 41W
Our scientists have decades of experience helping researchers and growers measure the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum.