• Dicamba damaged soybeans

    Dicamba damaged soybeansAfter various crops across the United States received significant injury from products containing the herbicide dicamba during 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made it a restricted use pesticide for 2018.

    January 12, 2018
  • winter wheat

    The 2018 University of Kentucky Winter Wheat Meeting will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST Jan. 4 at the James E. Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville. Hosted by the UK Wheat Science Group, registration for the event will start at 8:30 a.m.

    December 22, 2017
  • Bob Pearce, Philip Morris Professor

    Plant and Soil Sciences Extension Professor, Dr.

    December 13, 2017
  • Maythem AL-Amery, Ph.D.

    Dr. Maythem AL-Amery, a PSS graduate, was named a CESL STAR in a ceremony on December 4, 2017.

    December 11, 2017
  • Arthur Hunt, PhD

    Arthur Hunt, professor in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is among the newest Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

    Association members elect Fellows for their distinguished efforts to advance science or its application. The association’s Section on Biological Sciences nominated Hunt.

    November 28, 2017
  • Saadi Shahadha

    Saadi Shahadha, IPSS graduate student in soil physics, recently won third place in the ‘Examples of Model Applications in Field Research’ student poster competition at the 2017 ASA/CSSA meeting.  Saadi received a certificate and a cash award for his poster "Crop Evapotranspiration and Crop Coefficients - Sources of Uncertainty".

    November 13, 2017
  • Grain and Forage Center for Excellence Research

    The new UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence not only produces front-line research, it's growing an exceptional crop of next-generation researchers.  Both graduate and undergraduate students are flexing their research wings under the expert guidance of CAFE professors, learning what makes a useful study, how to structure it to get constructive answers, and how much dedication it takes to manage projects that often know no weekends or holidays.

    November 8, 2017
  • Harvesting Corn

    Researchers at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment are beginning on-farm studies to look at which best management practices work best for Kentucky grain farms, and they need producers’ help.

    November 7, 2017
  • Dean Nancy Cox and Brian Lauer

    Congratulations to Brian Lauer, IT Support Staff for PSS and Entomology Departments.  Brian, a 6-year member of the Plant and Soil Sciences Department was awarded the 2017 outstanding staff in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment in the Technical/Paraprofessional Category.  A portion of his duties include creating new user accounts, assisting with web site development and maintenance, and installing UK site licensed software.

    Faculty and staff who nominated Brian said of him:

    October 11, 2017
  • Cannabis sativa
    With hemp’s reintroduction into the United States as a part of research pilot programs in 2014, scientists need to learn much about the crop to help farmers improve yields to make it sustainable and economically viable. In a recent article published in the journal Trends in Plant Science, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment scientists identify top research needs to help guide scientists interested in studying hemp.
    October 10, 2017