Steven Culman

Steven Culman

Associate Professor and Distinguished Endowed Chair Soil Health in Potato Cropping Systems 509-335-7771 333 Clark Hall PO Box 646420, Pullman, WA 99164

Curriculum vitae (pdf)


  • Ph.D., Agronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2008
  • M.S., Soil Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2005
  • B.A., Biology, Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, KY, 1999

Research Interests

Soil Health

  • Soil health methodology development
  • On-farm soil health assessments
  • Linking soil health to crop and ecosystem outcomes
  • Mid-infrared spectroscopy

Cropping Systems

  • Potato systems in Washington’s Columbia Basin
  • Assessment of soil conservation practices
  • Perennial grain systems

Nutrient Management and Soil Fertility

  • Nutrient cycling in agroecosystems
  • Guidelines for judicious and efficient use of nutrients

Recent Publications