• 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.
    October 8, 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.
    September 28, 2020
  • The first ever Society of Postdoctoral Scholars (SOPS) Research Pitch Challenge will provide Postdocs the chance to showcase a 1-minute research elevator pitch in a way that leaves viewers hungry for more! Are you up to the challenge?! Come and seize the opportunity to highlight innovative research projects, improve communication skills, and foster collaboration.
    September 1, 2020
  • The University of Kentucky Society of Postdoctoral Scholars (SOPS) hosted their first Research Pitch Competition where 19 postdocs and fellows showcased their research with one-minute elevator pitches.
    August 18, 2020
  • Cover crops combined with no-tillage systems can increase soil organic carbon, which could help slow climate change on farms, according to a recent study by University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment scientists.
    August 3, 2020
  • Martin County drinking water regularly exceeded U.S. Environmental Protection Agency maximum contamination levels for cancer causing disinfection byproducts and coliform bacteria, according to preliminary findings of a University of Kentucky pilot study.
    July 30, 2020
  • UK weed scientist Travis Legleiter, center, explains to producers how nozzle size and boom height impact herbicide drift using pink dye during the 2019 Spray Clinic.
    June 15, 2020
  • A University of Kentucky researcher is part of an international team of scientists that have discovered how plants forget.
    May 29, 2020
  • Mark Coyne
    Dr. Mark Coyne, Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) for our Integrated Plant & Soil Science (IPSS) degree program, has been acknowledged for his leadership role in creating IPSS and his long-term leadership of the program as DGS, by the Graduate School. He is one of this year’s recipients of the William B. Sturgill Award. This award is presented annually to a graduate faculty member for outstanding contributions to graduate education at UK.
    April 28, 2020
  • LEXINGTON, Ky., — The University of Kentucky’s Environmental and Natural Resource Issues task force needed an innovative design that would encourage Fayette County pet owners to clean up after their pets. Megan Andrews, a student from the College of Fine Arts came through. Her logo, which urges folks to “bag the doo and protect our waterways,” won the $500 first prize in the student competition.
    April 22, 2020