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Department News

  • October 28, 2020
    Foliar diseases, such as gray leaf spot, northern corn leaf blight, and southern rust, were estimated to cause annual losses ranging from 19,029 to 244,149 metric tons from 2012 to 2015 in Kentucky. To mitigate these damages, farmers have turned to foliar fungicides. However, as plant pathologist Carl Bradley explains, "Kentucky corn farmers had questions about the best timing to apply a foliar fungicide to their corn crop."
  • October 8, 2020
    An idea that started with the curiosity of an enterprising south-central Kentucky farmer is showing promise as another crop for Kentucky small grain producers, as well as a reliable source of Kentucky-grown cereal rye for bourbon distillers, bakers and millers.
  • September 28, 2020
    A new award fund aimed towards graduate students achieving excellence in agronomy was recently granted to the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. The Johnston-Carringer Agronomy Graduate Student Award, founded by Rick and Sandra Carringer, will be launched Spring 2021.

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