John H. Grove

John Grove

Professional Profile

Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Agronomy/Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and the Environment, 1981-present.
Director, University of Kentucky Research and Education Center, 2015-present.


B.S. Physical Sciences/Chemistry, Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University, 1975
M.S. Soil Chemistry, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Michigan State University, 1977
Ph.D. Agronomy, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia, 1980

Additional Information


Soil science, especially soil fertility, soil management and plant nutrition in plant production systems.


NRE/PLS 470G; PLS 712


University of Kentucky Alumni Association 2013 Great Teacher Award


Matocha, C.J., J.H. Grove A.D. Karathanasis and M. Vandiviere. 2016. Changes in soil mineralogy due to nitrogen fertilization in an agroecosystem. Geoderma 263:176-184.

Zou, C., R.C. Pearce, J.H. Grove and M.S. Coyne. 2015. Burley tobacco production conservation practices increase large soil aggregates and associated carbon and nitrogen stocks. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 79:1760-1770.

Pena-Yewtukhiw, E.P., J.H. Grove and G.J. Schwab. 2015. Fertilizer nitrogen rate prescription, interpretational algorithms, and individual sensor performance in an array. Agronomy Journal 107:1691-1700.

Grove, J.H., and E.M. Pena-Yewtukhiw. 2015. Soil management determines sampling density/spatial dependence of dynamic soil properties. p. 217-223. In J.V. Stafford (ed.) Precision Agriculture ‘15 – Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Precision Agriculture. Tel Aviv, Israel. 12-16 July. Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands. ISBN: 978-90-8686-267-2.