Soil & Land Use

We are committed to ensuring a clean environment for this and future generations. Protecting the soil, water, air, and crops of the world is our ultimate goal.  Our expertise includes developing techniques to clean up contaminated soil and water, designing best practices for management of nutrients and animal wastes, preventing soil erosion and promoting soil and water conservation, using satellite imagery to improve crop production and aid land use decisions, and predicting the impact of global climate change on crops and humans. 
  • Improve Soil Health & Productivity
  • Advance the Use Spatial Technologies
  • Characterize & Mitigate Chemical Fate
  • Reduce Soil Loss​
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Shalamar Armstrong
Soil Conservation and Management
(765) 496-0256

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Sylvie Brouder
Plant Mineral Nutrition
(765) 494-1489

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Gary Steinhardt
Soil Genesis & Soil Management
765) 494-8063

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Melba Crawford (AGRY/CIVIL)
Earth Observation & Director of LARS
(765) 496-9335

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Tim Filley
Soil Organic Matter
(765) 494-6581

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Chi-Hua Huang (USDA/ARS)
Soil Erosion & Water Quality
(765) 494-6143

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Cliff Johnston
Soil Biogeochemistry & 
Environmental Mineralogy
(765) 496-1716

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Eileen Kladivko
Soils Physics & Soil Management
(765) 494-6372

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Linda Lee
Environmental Organic Chemistry
(765) 494-8612

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Cindy Nakatsu
Molecular Microbial Ecology
(765) 496-2997

Loop | Chad Penn 
Chad J. Penn (USDA/ARS)
Soil, Water & Agricultural Chemistry
(765) 494-0330

Darrell Schulze
Pedology ,Soil Mapping, Mineralogy
(765) 494-8062


Department of Agronomy, 915 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053 USA, (765) 494-4773

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