Hongyan Zhu,

a professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, is the recipient of the 2019 Thomas Poe Cooper Research Award. The award is presented to recognize outstanding career research achievement by a member of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment faculty. Designed to recognize and encourage research excellence, the award is the college’s premier award for distinguished scientific accomplishment.  Read more...

Jason UnrineJason Unrine,

Professor in Plant and Soil Sciences, has been awarded a 2019-2020 University of Kentucky Research Professorship.  This award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in research and creative work that addresses scientific, social, cultural, economic or health challenges in our region and around the world.  Read more....

Student Spotlight

Juan Di Salvo

"Corn (Zea mays L.) hybrid relative maturity selection can be an inexpensive tool to manage yield potential and crop water requirements. Short season hybrids have reduced water requirements compared to full season hybrids but may reduce yield potential. My research focus on selecting optimum hybrid maturities depending on the ability to irrigate as a way to enhance crop productivity and stability. So far we observed that under irrigated conditions, relatively late hybrid maturities may increase yields due to a greater yield potential, and under rainfed conditions, early maturities may be advantageous by providing more stable yields." ~ Juan Di Salvo, MS student with Dr. Montse Salmeron



Upcoming Events

  • May
    21
    2019

    KATS: Field Crop Scouting Clinic

    (All day)
    Princeton, KY

  • Jul
    2
    2019

    Pest Management Field Day

    8:00am to 12:00pm
    UKREC in Princeton, KY

  • Jul
    11
    2019

    UK Turf Field Day

    (All day)
    Lexington, KY

  • Jul
    18
    2019

    KATS - Spray Clinic

    (All day)
    UKREC in Princeton, KY

  • Jul
    23
    2019

  • Aug
    21
    2019

    UK Industrial Hemp Research Field Day

    (All day)
    Lexington, KY

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    PSS Seminar Tobacco Trait Development Through Biotechnology May 3, 2019 Edited


    PSS Seminar Building an Extension Weed Science Program April 19, 2019 Edited


    PSS Seminar Preparing for Post-Graduate Life April 5, 2019 Edited


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