Print Email Facebook Twitter Release Share Font Size: A A A A
Monitoring nitrogen farming
Grad student receives equipment to help research
Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2012
PULLMAN, Wash. – Cornelius Adewale, a graduate student in the Washington State University Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, has been awarded Decagon research equipment by the Grant A. Harris Research Instrumentation Fellowship to assist in his research into nitrogen leaching in organic farm management.
In the past nitrogen management has led to groundwater pollution, global warming due to N2O emissions and eutrophication. Using the Decagon Drain Gauge G3, Adewale will be studying the flux of water and nitrogen draining from farm soil. Data from this research may help improve nitrogen management strategies in the future to prevent environmental damage. To learn more about Adewale's research and the other award recepients, visit the 2012 GA Harris Winners page.
The Grant A. Harris Fellowship provides $30,000 worth of Decagon research instruments to graduate students studying any aspect of environmental science or geotechnical science. In 2012, when selecting from the more than 50 applicants, the committee focused on research involving innovative soil and plant monitoring.
The fellowship was created in honor of Grant A. Harris who served as the chairman for the WSU Department of Forestry and Range Management and as chairman of the board for Decagon Devices. To learn more about the fellowship, visit the Decagon website.