Dr. Harold van Es is Professor of Soil Science at Cornell University. He established Cornell’s Computational Agriculture Initiative, which focused on the development of high resolution climate data and a model-based nitrogen management tool. This work later resulted in Adapt-N, a cloud-based, real-time nitrogen management tool. Through Adapt-N, precision nitrogen management offers win-win opportunities through higher profitability for farmers and significantly reduced environmental impacts from leaching and denitrification.
“Dr. van Es has made significant contributions by educating students and agricultural and environmental professionals on spatial statistics, field research methods, soil health, and the opportunities around precision agriculture,” said Timothy L. Setter, Chair, Section of Soil and Crop Sciences at Cornell University and sponsor of Dr. van Es’ award nomination.