- Soil compaction
- Soil Erosion
Purdue Student Chapter--Soil and Water Conservation Society Webpage
Long term tillage plots:
- Strip preparation plots
- Crop residue studies
Most Significant Publications:
Franzmeier, D. P., G. C. Steinhardt, and D. G. Schulze. 2004. Indiana soil landscapes evaluation manual. AY-323. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, West Lafayette, IN.
Franzmeier, D.P., G.C. Steinhardt and B.D. Lee, 2001. Indiana soils, evaluation and conservation, Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, West Lafayette, Indiana, 124 pp.
West, T.D., D.R. Griffith and G.C. Steinhardt, 1996. Effect of tiling and rotation on agronomic performance of corn and soybean; twenty year study on dark silty clay loam soil. Jour. of Prod. Agri. 9:241-248.
Tremocoldi, W.A., G.C. Steinhardt and D.P. Franzmeier, 1993. Clay mineralogy and chemistry of argillic horizons, fragipans and paleosol B. horizons on a loess thinning transect in southwestern Indiana. Geoderma, 63:77-93.
Agronomy 155 - Introduction to Soil Morphology
Agronomy 355 - Soil Morphology and Geography
Agronomy 450 - Soil Conservation and Water Management
Agronomy 585 - Soils and Land Use
Professor, Department of Agronomy, Purdue University, 1991 to present
Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy, Purdue University, 1982 to 1991
Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy, Purdue University, 1976 to 1982
Awards and Honors:
Outstanding Agronomy Teacher, 2003
American Society of Agronomy Certificate of Excellence in Educational Materials, 2003
Team Performance Award, Indiana Division of Reclamation, 2000
Fellow, Soil and Water Conservation Society, 1996
Award of Merit, Soil and Water Conservation Society, 1995
Outstanding Service Award, Hoosier Chapter Soil and Water Conservation Society, 1993
Superior Service Unit Award, US Department of Agriculture, 1989
Commendation Award, Soil Conservation Society of America, 1986
Fellow, Indiana Academy of Science, 1983
B.S., Michigan State University, 1966
M.S., Michigan State University, 1968
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1976
Date joined staff: 1976