Eileen J Kladivko
Professor of Agronomy
Eileen J. Kladivko is Professor of Agronomy at Purdue University, where she
teaches and does research in soil physics, soil biology, and soil management.
Her overall research focus has been to identify soil management systems that improve
environmental quality and promote agricultural sustainability. Specific
research areas have included tile drainage and water quality; the interactions
of earthworms, soil management, and soil physical properties; conservation
tillage and cover crops for soil quality improvement; and preferential flow of
chemicals through soils. She is a founding member of the Midwest Cover CropsCouncil.
Area of Expertise: Soil Physics
Impacts of tile drainage on crop yields and nitrate losses to surface waters
Interactions of earthworms, soil management and soil physical properties (Earthworm Video)
Conservation tillage and cover crops for soil quality improvement
Preferential flow of chemicals through soils
Most Significant Publications:
Mackay, A.D., and E.J. Kladivko. 1985. Earthworms and rate of breakdown of soybean and maize residues in soil. Soil Biol. Biochem. 17:851-857.
Kladivko, E.J., G.E. VanScoyoc, E.J. Monke, K.M. Oates, and W. Pask. 1991. Pesticide and nutrient movement into subsurface tile drains on a silt loam soil in Indiana. J. Environ. Qual. 20:264-270.
Kladivko, E.J., J. Grochulska, R.F. Turco, G.E. VanScoyoc, and J.D. Eigel. 1999. Pesticide and nitrate transport into subsurface tile drains of different spacings. J. Environ. Qual. 28:997-1004.
Kung, K.-J.S., E.J. Kladivko, T.J. Gish, T.S. Steenhuis, G. Bubenzer, and C.S. Helling. 2000. Quantifying preferential flow by breakthrough of sequentially-applied tracers: Silt loam soil. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 64:1296-1304.
Kladivko, E.J., L.C. Brown, and J.L. Baker. 2001. Pesticide transport to subsurface tile drains in humid regions of North America. Crit. Rev. Environ. Sci. Tech. 31:1-62.
Kladivko, E.J., J.R. Frankenberger, D.B. Jaynes, D.W. Meek, B.J. Jenkinson, and N.R. Fausey. 2004. Nitrate leaching to subsurface drains as affected by drain spacing and changes in crop production system. J. Environ. Qual. 33:1803-1813.
Agronomy 465 - Soil Physical Properties
Agronomy 560 - Soil Physics
Tile drainage and water quality
Kladivko, E.J. 2004. Nitrate leaching into tile drains at SEPAC.
Brouder, S., B. Hofmann, E. Kladivko, R. Turco, A. Bongen, and J. Frankenberger. 2005.
Interpreting nitrate concentration in tile drainage water.
Earthworms and agricultural management
Kladivko, E.J. 1993. Earthworms and Crop Management.
Visiting Scientist, USDA-ARS National Soil Tilth Lab, Ames, Iowa, 2003
Visiting Scientist, CSIRO Land and Water, Canberra, Australia, 2003
Visiting Scientist, Agricultural Univ. of Krakow, Krakow, Poland; Warsaw Agric. Univ., Warsaw,
Poland; Agricultural Univ of Godollo, Godollo, Hungary; and Agric. Univ. of Poznan, Poznan,
Professor, Agronomy Dept., Purdue University, 1994-present
Associate Professor, Agronomy Dept., Purdue University, 1988-1994
Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Soil and Environ. Sciences, Univ. of California-Riverside, 1988-1989
Assistant Professor, Agronomy Dept., Purdue University, 1982-1988
Graduate Research Assistant, Soil Science Dept., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978-1982
Visiting Research Scientist, Institute for Soil Biochemistry, Braunschweig, Federal Republic of
Germany (von Humboldt Scholar), 1977-1978
Research Associate, Agronomy Dept., Purdue University, 1977
NSF Graduate Fellow, Agronomy Dept., Purdue University, 1975-1977
B.S., 1975, Purdue University
M.S., 1977, Purdue University
Ph.D., 1982, University of Wisconsin
Date joined staff: January 1982