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.
Awards and Honors
- Award of Excellence, 2017 Researcher/Educator of the Year. (2017) PrecisionAg (industry-science organization)
- Tulane Nitrogen Reduction Challenge Prize ($1Million) (2017) Tulane University
- President (2016) Soil Science Society of America
- Top New Product of the Year (Adapt-N). (2012) Ag Professional Magazine
- Fellow (2006) American Society of Agronomy
- Iqbal, M., van Es, H. M., Ul-Hassan, A., Schindelbeck, R. R., & Moebius-Clune, B. (2014). Soil Health Indicators as Affected by Long-Term Application of Farm Manure and Cropping Patterns Under Semi-Arid Climates. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 16:242-250.
- Moebius-Clune, B., van Es, H. M., & Melkonian, J. J. (2013). Adapt-N Uses Models and Weather Data to Improve Nitrogen Management for Corn. Better Crops with Plant Food. 97:7.
- Sogbedji, J., Melkonian, J. J., Amouzou, K., Ezui, K., & van Es, H. M. (2013). Application of a Nitrogen Management Model under Maize and Mucuna Cover Cropping in West Africa. Journal of Renewable Agriculture. 1:152-159.
- Moebius-Clune, D. J., Moebius-Clune, B. N., van Es, H. M., & Pawlowska, T. E. (2013). Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with a single agronomic plant host across the landscape: Community differentiation along a soil textural gradient. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 64:191-199.
- Kinoshita, R., van Es, H. M., Moebius-Clune, B., Hively, W. D., & Bilgili., A. V. (2012). Strategies for Soil Quality Assessment Using VNIR Hyperspectral Spectroscopy in a Western Kenya Chronosequence. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 76:1776-1788.
- LaGioria, J., van Es, H. M., Melkonian, J. J., Moebius-Clune, B., & Shearing, D. (2011). A Case Study on the Use of Adapt-N. What's Cropping Up?. 21:16-17.
- Bilgili, A. V., Akbas, F., & van Es, H. M. (2011). Combined use of hyperspectral VNIR reflectance spectroscopy and kriging to predict soil variables spatially. Precision Agriculture. 12:395-420.
- Iqbal, M., Ul-Hassan, A., & van Es, H. M. (2011). Influence of residue management and tillage systems on carbon sequestration and nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium dynamics of soil and plant and wheat production in semi-arid region. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 42:528-547.
- Mobius-Clune, B. N., van Es, H. M., Idowu, O., Schindelbeck, R. R., Kimetu, J. M., Ngoze, S., Lehmann, J., & Kinyangi, J. M. (2011). Long-term soil quality degradation along a cultivation chronosequence in Western Kenya. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 141:86-99.
- Meyers, J., Sacks, G. L., van Es, H. M., & Vanden Heuvel, J. E. (2011). Maximizing Operational Efficiency via Dynamic Spatially-Explicit Optimization. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research. 17:291-400.
Presentations and Activities
- Spatially-balanced designs on autocorrelated fields. Joint Statistical Meetings. 2004.