Professor, Animal Science
Quirine initiated and leads the Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program Website, the applied research and extension program in nutrient management of field crops of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
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)
- NACAA Communications Regional Winner – NMSP Website (Website category). (2013) NACAA
- 2012 Outstanding Accomplishments in Applied Research (2012) Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- 2011 Extension Industry Award (2011) Northeastern Branch of Crop, Soil and Agronomy Societies of America
- ANSC 4120: Whole Farm Nutrient Management
- AGSCI 4960: Internship in Agricultural Sciences
- ANSC 6940: Special Topics in Animal Science
323 Morrison Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
qmk2 [at] cornell.edu
Quirine in the news
Corrine Brown ’23 is a rising senior majoring in agricultural sciences, with an emphasis in business management and a minor in soil science. She transferred from SUNY Morrisville after her sophomore year to pursue her passion in agricultural...
- Animal Science
- Climate Change
Benjamin Yeh ’22 is a Statistics major with a minor in Computer Science and Celia Walden ’22 is a Biometry and Statistics major. What do they have in common? Having no prior experience with agriculture, Yeh and Walden spent the last year working with the Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) where they dove into the rapidly expanding field of digital agriculture.
- Animal Science
- Digital Agriculture