Frits van Evert is a senior researcher in precision agriculture. He studied Agronomy at Wageningen University (MSc, 1988) and Soils at Washington State University in the US (PhD, 1992). Following his studies he worked in Niger and the US before settling in Wageningen in 1998.
His main research interest is increasing crop yield, crop quality, and the profitability of farming while reducing the use of inputs and impact on the environment. Frits believes this can be achieved by supporting farmers with information that is based on crop and soil models combined with data from satellites, drones, and sensors on the ground. Additional research interests include agricultural robotics, semantic web techniques and data management, and measuring the sustainability of agricultural systems.
Frits leads development of the N sidedress application for potatoes on Akkerweb.
He is the contact person for Wageningen UR in the ANTARES project.
Frits is a member of the AgroFoodRobotics group in Wageningen. He has chaired the Climatology and Modeling section of the Agronomy Society of America. He has been an editor of Agronomy Journal for eight years. He has participated cq. participates in national projects, including NPEC and Towards Precision Agriculture 2.0, as well as in EU-funded projects, including ANTARES, AUDITOR, CATCH-C, DockWeeder, FAIRshare, IOF2020, SEAMLESS, Smart-AKIS, and VALERIE.