processing sorghum

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Department News

  • May 3, 2021
    Spelt (Triticum aestivum var. spelta) is a type of hulled wheat that is considered an “ancient grain” and has been under cultivation since approximately 5000 BC. Spelt has been used for specialty baking, brewing and distillation and as a feed grain for livestock. Global demand and acreage is limited primarily because spelt hulls typically need to be removed before the grain can be utilized.
  • March 26, 2021
    A University of Kentucky researcher will study the effects of various sustainable agricultural practices along the Mississippi River Basin as part of a prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development award.
  • March 9, 2021
    Our faculty collaborate with researchers of all ages, including high school researchers. Take high school student Tharanie Subramaniam, for example. For the past two years, she has worked with Dr. Ole Wendroth, Professor, and with Dr. Hanna Poffenbarger's, Assistant Professor, field experiments. Here is Tharanie's first-hand experience.

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