Kurt Steinke

Assistant Professor of Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management - Applied research and outreach across sugarbeet, corn, soybean, wheat, and potato production systems.

Kurt Steinke

Ph.D.

Plant and Soil Sciences Building
1066 Bogue St. Rm 580,
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: (517) 353-0271

Michigan State University Soil Fertility Research Website

Education:

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Soil Science and Horticulture
M.S., University of Wisconsin, Horticulture
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Soil Science

General areas of expertise:

Sugarbeet, corn, soybean, wheat, potato, and turfgrass

 

Overview of current program:

Teaching, research, and extension; Research interests include improving the ecological efficiency and refining nutrient management strategies for a broad array of production agricultural systems, evaluating the environmental impacts of managed ecosystems, managing phosphorus-enriched stormwater runoff, environmental stress physiology and management, and drought and water management. 

 

Publications:

Steinke, Kurt, W. R. Kussow, and J.C. Stier. 2013. Potential contributions of mature prairie and turfgrass to phosphorus in urban runoff. J. Environ. Qual. (In Press).

Steinke, Kurt, D. Chalmers, J. Thomas, R. White, C. Fontanier, and B. Wherley. 2013. Lateral spread of three warm-season turfgrass species as affected by prior summer water stress at two root zone depths. HortSci. (In Press).

Lindsey, L., K. Steinke, D. Warncke, and W. Everman. 2013. Nitrogen release from weed residue. Weed Sci. 61:334-340. 

Lindsey, L., D. Warncke, K. Steinke, and W. Everman. 2013. Fertilizer and population affects      nitrogen assimilation of common lambsquarters (Chenopodium album) and redroot     pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus). Weed Sci. 61:131-135.   

Steinke, Kurt, and E. Ervin. 2013. Turfgrass Ecology. p.347-382. In J.C. Stier, S. Bonos, and B. Horgan (eds.) Turfgrass: Biology, Use, and Management. Agronomy Monograph 56. ASA, SSSA, CSSA, Inc. Madison, WI.

Stier, J.C., K. Steinke, E. Ervin, F.R. Higginson, and P.E. McMaugh. 2013. Turfgrass Benefits and Issues. p. 105-146. In J.C. Stier, S. Bonos, and B. Horgan (eds.) Turfgrass: Biology, Use, and Management. Agronomy Monograph 56. ASA, SSSA, CSSA, Inc. Madison, WI.

Fontanier, C., K. Steinke, J. Thomas, and R. White.  2011. Effects of venting aeration on   neglected bermudagrass putting greens. Online. Applied Turfgrass Science            doi:10.1094/ATS-2011-1201-01-RS.

Pannkuk T., J.A. Peterson, K. Steinke, J. Thomas, D. Chalmers, and R. White.  2011. Carbon, nitrogen, and orthophosphate leaching from soil under single- and mixed-species landscapes. HortSci 46:1533-1539. 

Steinke, Kurt, D. Chalmers, J. Thomas, and R. White. 2011. Bermudagrass and buffalograss drought response and recovery at two soil depths. Crop Sci. 51:1215-1223. 

Steinke, Kurt, and D. Chalmers. 2010. Refining qualitative turfgrass canopy stress measurements during drought. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 881:451-456.      

Steinke, Kurt, D. Chalmers, J. Thomas, R. White, and G. Fipps. 2010. Drought response and recovery characteristics of St. Augustinegrass cultivars. Crop Sci. 50:2076-2083. 

Pannkuk T., R. White, K. Steinke, J.A. Peterson, D. Chalmers, and J. Thomas. 2010. Landscape coefficients for single- and mixed-species landscapes. HortSci. 45:1529-1533. 

White, R., K. Steinke, C. Fontanier, and J. Thomas. 2010. Developing a device to quantify light penetration in turfgrass canopies. Crop Sci. 50:1066-1069.  

Steinke, Kurt, J.C. Stier, and W.R. Kussow. 2009. Prairie and turfgrass buffer strips modify water infiltration and leachate resulting from impervious surface runoff. Crop Sci. 49:658-670. 

Steinke, Kurt, D. Chalmers, J. Thomas, and R. White. 2009. Summer drought effects on warm-season turfgrass canopy temperatures. Online. Applied Turfgrass Science doi:10.1094/ATS-2009-0303-01-RS.

Courses taught:  

CSS480, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management