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Gary C Steinhardt
Professor of Agronomy
Department: Agronomy
Phone: 765.494.8063
Fax: 765.496.2926
Office: Lilly 3-325

Area of Expertise: Soils and Soil Management
Curriculum Vitae

Extension Education
  • Soil compaction
  • Tillage
  • Soil Erosion
  • Conservation
Purdue Student Chapter--Soil and Water Conservation Society Webpage

Research Areas
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. 

Teaching
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
 
Professional Experience
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
 
Education
B.S., Michigan State University, 1966
M.S., Michigan State University, 1968
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1976

Date joined staff:  1976

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

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