On the cover: Installation of subsurface polyethylene membranes within the soil profile to prevent the loss of irrigation water via deep percolation.
Researchers explore how this can improve cropping in "Subsurface Water Retention Technology Improves Root Zone Water Storage for Corn Production on Coarse-Textured Soils," by Andrey K. Guber, Alvin J.M. Smucker, Samrawi Berhanu, and James M.L. Miller.
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New! Special Section: Connecting In Situ and Remotely Sensed Soil Water Content Measurements
Guest Editors: Ali Fares, Prairie View A&M University, Texas USA; Marouane Temimi, The City College of New York, USA; Kosuke Noborio, Meiji University, Suginami, Japan; Todd Caldwell, University of Texas at Austin, USA call for papers
Call for Nominations: Vadose Zone Journal Editor
SSSA is seeking nominations for the editor of Vadose Zone Journal, with a term of service to begin January 2016. Interested persons may nominate themselves or be nominated by an active member of SSSA. Candidates should email (i) a vita including a list of previous editorial experience and (ii) a vision statement for the journal (not to exceed one page) by 1 July 2015 to Andrew N. Sharpley, SSSA Editor-in-Chief, at email@example.com.
Frequent Reviewer Credit Program
Reviewers who complete five reviews during the calendar year will be eligible to publish an accepted paper during the following year without paying publication charges! Details at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/vzj
New Paper Type: Priority Communications
“Priority Communications” are intended to highlight time-sensitive new research results that have far-reaching impacts across the vadose zone community, i.e., "game changers." These manuscripts will undergo the same rigorous peer reviews as other submissions, but the process will be accelerated and the papers will be shorter and more accessible. Instructions for Submission
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