PSS researcher makes important finding in plant reproduction

Tomo Kawashima

A University of Kentucky researcher was part of an international group of scientists who traced the origins of sperm production in land plants to one protein. This could have important implications for plant breeding and weed management.

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Awards and Honors

Krista Lea named 2019 Early Career Person by American Forage and Grasslands Council

The American Forage and Grasslands Council recognized Krista Lea with the 2019 Early Career Award earlier this month.  

Krista Lea accepts Early Career Award

Krista Lea, left, accepts the 2019 Early Career Award from AFGC President Mark Kennedy. Ray Smith, right, nominated Krista.

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Student Spotlight

Nicole Funk, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) senior was awarded BEST POSTER in the Undergraduate Category at the Sustainability Forum in December.  She has worked with Dr. Brad Lee, PSS Department faculty, on the "No P On My Lawn" Program - assisting with workshops and developing materials to educate homeowners about the negative impacts of over-fertilization.

Nicole Funk

See her poster at this link

Recent Seminars

PSS Seminar Andy Bailey January 18, 2019 Edited


PSS Seminar Jason Unrine November 30, 2018


PSS Seminar Mark Alley November 16, 2018