Harold Van Es

Professor of Soil and Water Management
Cornell University

Harold van Es is a Professor of Soil and Water Management with extension, research, and teaching duties. He works on approaches to precision soil management, with current emphases on a holistic soil health management framework, and a computational tool for precision nitrogen management (Adapt-N) that was recently commercialized. He has published over 110 peer-reviewed papers and chapters, co-authored a widely-read book on sustainable soil management (Building Soils for Better Crops), developed numerous extension articles and videos, and advised 45 graduate students. He teaches PLSCS 3210 Soil and Crop Management for Sustainability, and PLSCS 6210 Space-Time Statistics.


Session Description:

A Deeper Understanding of Soil Health and Nitrogen Management

  • Understanding the historical and current spatial and temporal processes affecting soil health
  • Measurement and interpretation of soil health
  • Cropping systems and soil health
  • Setting quantitative goals for soil health
  • Factors affecting nitrogen management
  • Dynamic-adaptive N management and results from field trials