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Harold van Es


1005 Bradfield
(607) 255-5629

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

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

Presentations and Activities

  • Spatially-balanced designs on autocorrelated fields. Joint Statistical Meetings. 2004.