• Lloyd Murdock

    Over the past four decades, Lloyd Murdock, University of Kentucky extension soils specialist, has helped farmers across the state and region improve their operations. His efforts have not gone unnoticed. Murdock recently received the Service to American/World Agriculture award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents during their annual conference in Little Rock, Arkansas.

    July 26, 2016
  • Tim Phillips

    University of Kentucky plant breeder Tim Phillips has developed a new tall fescue variety that is nontoxic to grazing animals. The variety, Lacefield MaxQ II, is the result of selections Phillips, a member of the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, made from endophyte-free Kentucky 31 and related lines.

    July 26, 2016
  • Art Hunt

    Lexington, Ky.    The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees today approved 17 University Research Professorships for the 2016-17 year.

    May 17, 2016
  • Former UK graduate student Marie Bourguignon measures the amount of photosynthesis occuring on tall fescue.

    Lexington, Ky.   The way tall fescue and its fungal endophyte react to future climate change will depend on the genetics of each organism, according to researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

    May 17, 2016
  • A University of Kentucky agronomist is the new director of UK’s Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability. David Williams assumed the leadership position April 1.

    Located in Breathitt County, the center uses a sustainable approach to enhance the goods, resources, services and economics of Eastern Kentucky and its people. Center personnel engage in extension, instruction, research and development programs to help fulfill the center’s mission and help the region reach its full potential.

    April 11, 2016
  • Princeton, Ky.

    Soil scientists in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment are getting promising results from several treatments that appear to be breaking down the fragipan, a cement-like layer common in many soils in Western and Central Kentucky.

    January 29, 2016
  • UK's climate change research plots

    Soil microbes transform nutrients in the soil into a usable form for plants. A University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment researcher studied the effects climate change could have on these essential organisms.

    During the one-year study, Lindsey Slaughter, a UK graduate student, studied an area of typical Central Kentucky cool-season pasture and took soil samples to see how the microbes would react to year-round temperatures that were warmer by 3 degrees Celsius and to a 30 percent increase in precipitation during the growing season. These figures are what scientists predict might occur in Kentucky as a result of climate change.

    January 22, 2016
  • John Grove new director of WKREC

    A soil scientist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is the new director of UK’s Research and Education Center in Princeton. John Grove assumed the leadership position Dec. 1.

    December 8, 2015
  • Michael Barrett

    UKAg weed scientist Michael Barrett serves as the Weed Science Society of America’s liaison to the EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs. Barrett is the society’s third EPA liaison and came into the role two years ago after serving as an officer in the society for several years prior.

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    October 16, 2015
  • 2015 - Congratulations Outstanding Staff Nominees: Jason Walton (award recipient), Tom Keene, laura Harris, Steve Jones, and Jeanne Hartman

    The department had five staff members nominated for the 2015 CAFE Outstanding Staff Awards: Non-Faculty Professional category– Tom Keene; Technical category – Laura Harris, Jeanne Hartman, Steve Jones, Jason Walton.

    October 5, 2015