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Subhashree Navaneetha Srinivasagan was recently awarded one of four Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability Postdoctoral Fellowships.

The Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability Postdoctoral Fellowships provides a rich training environment for the next generation of sustainability scholars focused on increasing food security, reducing climate risks, accelerating energy transitions, and advancing One Health.

"We’re thrilled to welcome these four creative interdisciplinary scholars to work with Cornell faculty and external partners to advance sustainability scholarship and impact,” said Christy Goodale, Cornell Atkinson Faculty Director for Student and Postdoc Programming and the Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor of Environmental Science in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (A&S).

The Project

Putting Farmers in the Driver Seat for On-Farm Research: Scalable Precision Agriculture Technology for Adaptive Management

Subha will partner with Cornell's Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP), led by Quirine Ketterings (CALS), to evaluate sustainable nutrient management practices and alternatives by analyzing yield data and building tools to create more accessible on-farm research.

Research results will include a user-friendly cloud-based spatial analysis tool to analyze crop management alternatives using yield monitor data and remotely sensed images. Yield monitor data will allow farmers to develop yield stability maps specific to their farm to evaluate management alternatives.

“On-farm research allows farmers and farm advisors to evaluate management practices and make decisions that improve the farm’s agricultural profitability while protecting the environment,”

said Quirine Ketterings, Professor of Nutrient Management in Agricultural Systems and Director of the Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program. Subha will work with farmers, farm advisors, and policymakers in New York as well as partners in ADAS in the UK, the Great Lakes Yield Enhancement Network (YEN), and the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network to develop practical on-farm research approaches. This project’s outcomes will make on-farm research easier to do and more meaningful, taking away a major barrier to scientifically sound farmer-led research, for improvement of agricultural sustainability and climate resilience.”

"Overall, the Atkinson fellowship is a unique opportunity that creates a platform for early career researchers to collaborate with various stakeholders and connect with external partners in developing sustainable solutions.

I am honored to receive this fellowship and excited to be a part of NMSP, collaborating with ADAS in the UK, the Great Lakes Yield Enhancement Network (YEN), and the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network in developing sustainable agricultural solutions. My work primarily evaluates sustainable nutrient management practices and alternatives by analyzing yield monitor and remote sensing data. The outcomes from my work will be packaged into user-friendly tools that will put farmers at the forefront in evaluating on-farm research."

  • Subhashree Navaneetha Srinivasagan
Subhashree Navaneetha Srinivasagan

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