Plant and Soil Sciences

Plant and Soil Science

Plant and Soil Sciences

Department News

  • pythium of seedling corn
    May 16, 2018

    This year’s wet, chilly spring has delayed corn planting across the state. With additional recent rains, the corn that is in the ground could be susceptible to seedling blights, said Kiersten Wise, University of Kentucky extension plant pathologist in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

  • David Van Sanford
    May 3, 2018

    Dr. Dave Van Sanford, Professor and Wheat Breeder, has been awarded a 2018-2019 University of Kentucky Research Professorship.  This award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in research and creative work that addresses scientific, social, cultural, economic or health challenges in our region and around the world.

  • Ole Wendroth
    April 16, 2018

    Congratulations to Dr. Ole Wendroth, PSS professor and soil scientist, on his election to Incoming President-Elect of the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). The SSSA "is a progressive international scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global soils. Based in Madison, WI, and founded in 1936, SSSA is the professional home for 6,000+ members and 1,000+ certified professionals dedicated to advancing the field of soil science.