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Department News

  • May 12, 2017

    The first hemp conference in the United States to bring together industry professionals, scientists and policymakers will be Sept. 8-11 at the Lexington Center and Hyatt Regency Hotel.

    The 2017 Hemp Industries Association’s 24th Annual Hemp Conference is a partnership between the association, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science Society of America.

  • May 1, 2017

    Jin ChoHave you ever tilled the soil in your backyard? When wet it is sticky but feels like concrete when dry. Jin Cho, a junior at Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School found in the UK Department of Plant & Soil Sciences’ Soil Physics Lab that soils in developed neighborhoods can only take up 10-20% of the water that can easily infiltrate in good farm soil.

  • 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”.