Save Money and Protect Your Watershed with Wise Phosphorus Decisions

Hear an overview of contemporary phosphorus application recommendations from Kurt Steinke, assistant professor of soil fertility and nutrient management at MSU. Gain a better understanding of soluble phosphorus and make better sense of soil test reports while finding ways to save money with various phosphorus application and management strategies. Learn how to prevent nutrient movement into surface and ground water while still optimizing plant growth.

Kurt Steinke

Plant And Soil Sci
1066 Bogue St Room 580
East Lansing MI 48824 US
Phone: 517-353-0271
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Kurt Steinke is an assistant professor of soil fertility and nutrient management in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences at MSU. Joining the university in 2011, he began an applied research, extension and teaching program in soil fertility and plant nutrition. An Illinois native, he received a B.S. in soil science from the University of Wisconsin‒Stevens Point while doing research in vegetable crop production. Attending the University of Wisconsin‒Madison, he earned an M.S. degree in horticulture, studying environmental stress physiology and thereafter, worked in the green industry before returning to the University of Wisconsin to obtain his Ph.D. in soil science and horticulture.

His research interests include improving the ecological efficiency and refining nutrient management strategies for corn, soybean, sugarbeet, potato and wheat production agricultural systems; evaluating the environmental impacts of managed ecosystems; managing phosphorus enriched stormwater runoff; and understanding nutrient interactions and effects on soil and plant communities to improve both water and nutrient management recommendations that sustain soil quality and improve plant ecosystems. His work has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Session assistant:

Laura Campbell

Agricultural Ecology Department
Natural Resources, Environmental Issues, Air Quality, Water Quality & Quantity
Manager, Ag Ecology
Phone: 517-679-5332
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)