David A. Van Sanford

David Van Sanford

Professor

dvs@uky.edu
Phone (859) 218-0770
Fax (859) 257-7125
University of Kentucky ​Wheat Breeding

327 Plant Science Building,
1405 Veterans Drive, Lexington KY 40546-0312

Professional Profile

Areas of Interest:  Wheat breeding: development of improved cultivars of soft red winter wheat for Kentucky.  Specific research foci include the inheritance of resistance to Fusarium head blight, breeding for adaptation to climate change and identification of genetic factors associated with nitrogen use efficiency.

Education

  • 1981, PhD Genetics, North Carolina State University
  • 1978, MS Crop Science, Colorado State University
  • 1973, BS Crop Science, Oregon State University