Behind SWRT

The Science Behind SWRT

Peer Reviewed and Commercial References for SWRT Solutions:

2012-2021 Peer-Reviewed Publications of SWRT Manuscripts in ResearchGate

  1. Aoda, M.I., Smucker, A.J.M., Majeed, S.S., Mohammed, H.A. Al-Sahaf, F.H., Robertson, G.P. 2021. Novel root zone soil water retention improves production with half the water in arid sands. Agronomy Journal 113.2.
  2. Libère Nkurunziza, Ngonidzashe Chirinda, Marcos Lana, Rolf Sommer, Stanley Karanja, Idupulapati Rao, Miguel Romero Sanchez, Marcela Quintero, Shem Kuyah, Francis Lewu, Abraham Joel, George Nyamadzawo, and Alvin Smucker. 2019. The Potential Benefits and Trade-Offs of Using Subsurface Water Retention Technology on Coarse Textured Soils: Impacts of Water and Nutrient Saving on Maize Production and Soil Carbon Sequestration. Frontiers Front. Sustain. Food Syst., 06 September 2019.
  3. Proteek Chandan Roy, Andrey Guber, Mohammad Abouali, A. Pouyan Nejadhashemi, Kalyanmoy Deb and Alvin J. M. Smucker. 2019. Simulation Optimization of Water Usage and Crop Yield Using Precision Irrigation. Evolutionary Multiple Optimization Models, Springer (LNCS).
  4. Mahdi Ibrahim Aoda, Alaa Salih Ati, Shatha Salim, AL-Rawi, and A. J. M. Smucker, 2018. Subsurface Water Retention Technology (SWRT) for Water Saving and Growing Tomato in Iraqi Sandy Soils. JZS (2018) Special Issue, 2nd Int. Conference of Agricultural Sciences. Journal of Zankoy Sulaimani Part-A- (Pure and Applied Sciences) 127-134.
  5. Smucker, Alvin J.M., Brian C. Levene and Mathieu Ngouajio. 2018. Increasing Vegetable Production on Transformed Sand to Retain Twice the Soil Water Holding Capacity in Plant Root Zone. J. Horticulture 5(4): 246.
  6. Smucker, A.J.M., Z. Yang, A. K. Guber, X.C. He, F.H. Lai, S. Berhanu. 2016. A New Revolutionary Technology to Feed Billions by Establishing Sustainable Agriculture on Small and Large Landscapes Including Urban Regions Globally. International Journal of Development Research. Vol. 06, Issue 10, pp. 9596-9602, October 2016. ISSN: 22309926.
  7. Guber, Andrey K., Alvin J.M. Smucker, Samrawi Berhanu, and James M.L. Miller. 2015. Optimizing water regime for sustainable maize production on coarse textured soils by subsurface water retaining membranes within plant root zone. Vadose Zone Journal. 2004-11-0166-ORA.R1-PDF0001.
  8. Tutum, C.C, A.K. Guber, K. Deb, A.J.M. Smucker, P. Najadhashemi, B. Kiraz. 2015. An integrated approach involving EMO and HYDRUS-2D software for SWRT-based precision irrigation: Initial results. 2015 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation.
  9. Tian, Y., C.H. Liu, A.J.M Smucker, H. Li, and W. Zhang. 2015. Plant root exudates decrease mobility of smectite colloids in porous media in contrast to humic acid, Amer. Journal Soil Science doi:10.2136/sssaj2014.10.0412.
  10. Smucker, Alvin J.M. and Bruno Basso. 2014. Global Potential for a New Subsurface.
  11. Water Retention Technology- Converting Marginal Soil into Sustainable Plant Production. In: The Soil Underfoot: infinite possibilities for a finite resource, Editors; G. J. Churchman and E.R. Landa. Chapter 24, pp. 315 – 324. CRC Press.
  12. Kavdir, Y., W. Zhang, B. Basso and A.J.M. Smucker. 2014. Development of a new soil water retention technology for increasing production and water conservation. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. DOI 10.2489/jswc.69 (5):154-160.
  13. Alvin Smucker, Zeyuan Yang, Xuechen He, Fuhua Lai, Bruno Basso. 2013. SWRT is a New Technology for Converting Arid Sands into Oases of Food and Fiber Production. International Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy.
  14. Smucker, Alvin. 2013. Improved Water Policies and New Technology will Promote Greater Food and Cellulosic Biomass Production and Reduce Competition for Water. In: Food Safety, Security and Defense: Focus on Food and Water. Institute on Science for Global Policy (ISGP), Lincoln, NE, October 20-23. pp. 60-68.
  15. Kavdir, Y., K. Demirel, A.J.M. Smucker. 2012. A new water retention technology; retaining soil water and nutrients in the plant root zone. 8th International Soil Science Congress on, “Land Degradation and Challenges in Sustainable Soil Management”. Vol. IV: 222-224. May 15-17, 2012. Izmir, Turkey.
  16. Yang, Z., A.J.M. Smucker, G. Jiang, X. Ma. 2012. Influence of the Membranes on Water Retention in Saturated Homogeneous Sand Columns. International Symposium on Water Resource and Environmental Protection (ISWREP), pp:1590–1593. 978-161284-340-7/111©2011IEEE.
  17. Mushab, FS, SA Almasaf, AJM Smucker. 2019. Assessment the Water Use Efficiency and Water Saving of Cucumber by using Subsurface Water Retention Technology. European Soil Science.
  18. Jin, A.J.M. Smucker, J.M. Tiedje, et al., 2019. Soil microbial ecology in SWRT improved sands. Plant and Soil.
  19. Zhiqiang Hu, Huijuan Guo, Huimin Zhang, Alvin JM Smucker, William J. Gale, Jun Ye Wei Min, Zhenan Hou. 2019. Subsurface water retention technology improves cotton growth and water use efficiency in drip-irrigation cotton field. Agron. J.
  20. Massri, Z., A.J.M. Smucker, A.K. Guber, S. Berhanu, and X. Yang. 2019. Soil nitrate and potassium balance above the water and nutrients saving membranes in prescriptive irrigated and non-irrigated maize. J. Plant Nutrition.

Public Commercial Magazines, Abstracts and Websites for SWRT Solutions

  1. Smucker, A.J.M., J. F. Quensen, J. Han, J. M. Tiedje, B. C. Levene, and J. R. Cole. 2017. Soil water retention technology (SWRT) membranes improve agricultural production on highly permeable soils by optimizing soil water, nutrient, and oxygen contents in plant root zone. Keynote oral presentation. New soil technologies in agriculture. International meeting of Soil Science Society of America. Tampa, Florida.
  2. Smucker, Alvin. 2016. A transforming soil water retention technology that eradicates drought and increases crop resilience to changing climates. Keynote for 5th International Conference for Agriculture and Horticulture, Capetown, South Africa, June 27-29, 2016.
  3. Lehnert, Richard. 2015. Percolation barriers could enhance water retention: Subsurface water retention technology could revolutionize irrigated agriculture. Good Fruit Grower. pp. 38-42. April 2, 2015.
  4. Alvin Smucker, Kurt Thelen, Bruno Basso, Andrey Guber, Zouheir Massri, Ning Gong and Rafael Auras 2015. Subsurface Water Retention Technology (SWRT) for Crop Improvement on Coarse Textured Soils. A detailed webinar:
  5. Twenty-three invited seminars in Australia (1), China (8), Ethiopia (3), Germany (2), Kenya (2), Saudi Arabia (2), Uganda (1), and International Conferences (5). Literally dozens at international conferences, universities, USDA ARS groups, seminars in the USA (2009 to 2016).
  6. Fourteen abstracts for volunteer oral and poster presentations to the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil and Water Conservation Society, and the Soil Science Society of America. 2012-2017.
  7. Smucker, Alvin. 2014. A new long-term solution has been tested to diminish drought reductions of crops. Economist, January 2014.
  8. Smucker, Alvin. 2013. Innovative irrigation: Soil technology doubles food and biomass production. Industrial Water and Waste Digest. March 5, 2013. P. 13 -15. 2012 to current: SWRT Drought Smucker for reviewing 80+ web reports.