Improve understanding of nutrient release and risk for runoff and leaching losses from inorganic and organic amendments as affected by soil type, hydrology, time and rate of application, and the use of specific soil and fertilizer amendments.
Outreach and Extension Focus
Improve grower and agricultural industry awareness of crop nutrient needs, crop quality, management of organic amendments, environmentally sound nutrient management practices, and overall soil fertility management in New York State, and provide methods and tools to integrate and apply accumulated knowledge about crop nutrient guidelines to optimize crop yield while minimizing risk to the environment.
Prepare Cornell undergraduates for careers in agriculture focusing on increasing farm income while protecting the environment (ANSC4120: whole farm nutrient management) and instill upon Cornell graduate students with a major or minor in soil science the skills, attitude and enthusiasm needed to conduct sound science using interdisciplinary and integrated approaches to address environmental issues related to soil science and nutrient management.
Ohio State University - 1999
Master of Science
Wageningen University - 1992
Bachelor of Science
International Agricultural College (Larenstein) - 1990
Awards & Honors
Northeast Region Certified Crop Advisor Appreciation Award 2018 Northeast Region Certified Crop Advisor (NRCCA)
2015 Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Fellow (2015) Soil Science Society of America
2014 Agronomy Society of America (ASA) Fellow (2014) Agronomy Society of America (ASA)
Millions of times each day, New Yorkers turn on the faucet, relying on water supplied from about 125 miles away in the Catskill Mountains. Cornell CALS expertise keeps the award-winning water pristine.