Michael Barrett

Michael Barrett

Professor

mbarrett@uky.edu
Phone (859) 218-0712
Fax (859) 257-7874
Weed Science Program

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

Specialties
Weed Science

AREAS OF INTEREST

Weed Science - Mechanisms of Herbicide Selectivity and Metabolism

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Professor, University of Kentucky, 2009 - Present
  • Weed Science Society of America’s liaison to the EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs, 2013 - Present
  • Department Chair, Plant and Soil Sciences Department, University of Kentucky, 1999-2009
  • Professor, University of Kentucky, 1997-1999
  • Associate Professor, University of Kentucky, 1989-1997
  • Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, 1983-1989
  • Assistant Professor/State Extension Specialist, Weed Science, Michigan State University, 1980-1983

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Botany, University of California, Davis, 1980
  • M.S. Plant Science, University of Connecticut, 1976
  • B.S. Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Massachusetts, 1974
  • Participated in ESCOP/ACOP Leadership Training Program, 2002
  • Six month sabbatical leave in the laboratory of Dr. Francis Durst at the Insitut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes of the Université Louis Pasteur Strasbourg, France, 1992

COURSES TAUGHT

#PLS 389 WINE APPRECIATION. (3)
Wine has been produced and enjoyed for thousands of years. It can play an important role in culture, business and social events. While appreciation of wine can be as simple as whether you like a wine, knowledge of the history of wine, aspects of wine aromas and tastes, wine grapes, and winemaking processes opens up a world of deeper enjoyment for experiencing wine. This course will introduce students to these topics plus the major wine  producing areas of the world and their wines. The overall goal of the course is to serve as a first step in a life-long journey of learning about and appreciating wines. Prereq: Students must be 21 years of age to enroll.