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Department News

  • Mark Coyne and Maythem AL-Amery
    April 24, 2017

    Periodically, since 1991, the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences has given the Doyle E. Peaslee Award to an outstanding graduate student in Plant and Soil Sciences. Doyle Peaslee was a long-time member of our faculty and this award was established by his family in his memory. The basis for the award is: high GRE scores, excellent grades, research strength, and potential for “contributions to US agriculture”.

  • April 3, 2017

    UK graduates, Sara Hesley (Plant and Soil Sciences) and husband Jesse Hesley (Natural Rescource Management) have developed a very successful tree maintenance business in Lexington, KY.  They were recently featured in a local magazine.  Read the entire article HERE.

  • Jimmy Henning
    March 3, 2017

    Jimmy Henning returned to the Plant and Soil Sciences Department faculty as an extension forage specialist after leading the UK College of Agriculture extension service for the past 10 years.

    “I have wanted to return to the field for some time,” Henning said. “With the renewed emphasis on forage programs as part of the Grain and Forage Center of Excellence and the continued need for the same in Eastern Kentucky, the timing just seems right.”