• Spelt (Triticum aestivum var. spelta) is a type of hulled wheat that is considered an “ancient grain” and has been under cultivation since approximately 5000 BC. Spelt has been used for specialty baking, brewing and distillation and as a feed grain for livestock. Global demand and acreage is limited primarily because spelt hulls typically need to be removed before the grain can be utilized.
    May 3, 2021
  • A University of Kentucky researcher will study the effects of various sustainable agricultural practices along the Mississippi River Basin as part of a prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development award.
    March 26, 2021
  • Our faculty collaborate with researchers of all ages, including high school researchers. Take high school student Tharanie Subramaniam, for example. For the past two years, she has worked with Dr. Ole Wendroth, Professor, and with Dr. Hanna Poffenbarger's, Assistant Professor, field experiments. Here is Tharanie's first-hand experience.
    March 9, 2021
  • In a new study, University of Kentucky researchers and members of three community-based nonprofits will use a multidisciplinary, stakeholder-engaged approach to identify and reduce drinking water disinfection byproduct exposure in Martin and Letcher counties.
    February 3, 2021
  • Agriculture is advancing in fields across Kentucky thanks to farmers willing to take the time and share their land for research. Scientists in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment engage with an extensive network of producers in all disciplines. The partnerships do not form overnight but over the course of numerous meetings, developing personal relationships and building mutual trust and respect.
    January 6, 2021
  • Undergraduate students interested in expanding their knowledge of production agriculture and pest management can apply for a hands-on research internship next summer with the University of Kentucky Grain and Forage Center of Excellence.
    January 6, 2021
  • Understanding the mechanisms behind successful plant reproduction can lead to more reliable crop production and higher yields. In a recent study, an international group of scientists led by researchers from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment identified signaling and motor proteins that help guide the male nuclei toward its female counterparts to allow reproduction to occur in flowering plants.
    December 14, 2020
  • Rebecca Caldbeck and Caleb Gooden, two undergraduate students in the Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology (ABT) program, receive awards.
    December 10, 2020
  • The University of Kentucky's GradResearch Live! is proving that excitement for research has no bounds. This year, because of the restrictions of COVID-19, the 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition moved online. In the span of just a couple of weeks, the 24 research presentations by graduate students and postdocs garnered more than 9,500 total views on YouTube.
    November 19, 2020
  • IPSS Alumni, Dr. Congming Zou, received an award from the Yunnan Government, recognizing him for his contributions to society and tobacco research. Dr. Zou was a Ph.D. student under Dr. Bob Pearce, with Dr. John Grove as his co-chair.
    November 12, 2020