• pythium of seedling corn

    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.

    May 16, 2018
  • David Van Sanford

    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.

    May 3, 2018
  • Ole Wendroth

    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.

    April 16, 2018
  • Retired Professor Anastasios  D. Karathanasis led a team of soil scientists to produce the recently released  "Kentucky Soil Atlas."  From the preface, "This Soil Atlas has been prepared as an aid to further the knowledge of soils in our state and provide a basic exposure of Kentucky’s soil resources to educators, students, natural resource planners, policy makers, citizens and visitors.

    April 3, 2018
  • UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence Groundbreaking Ceremony

    University of Kentucky researchers have a long, storied history of working with farmers and stakeholders to make the state’s agricultural community world leaders in innovation and adaption. Today, they joined together to break ground on the Grain and Forage Center of Excellence, a facility that will allow them to continue this rich tradition.

    March 18, 2018
  • 3 minute theses winners 2018
    Congratulations to the winners of the First Annual 3-Minute-Thesis Competition
    February 20, 2018
  • Mahtaab Bagherzadeh
    Mahtaab Bagherzadeh is one of 18 graduate student members of the ASA, CSSA and SSSA who will receive the Future Leaders in Science Award in 2018.
    February 15, 2018
  • Bob Pearce, Philip Morris Professor

    Plant and Soil Sciences Extension Professor, Dr.

    December 13, 2017
  • Maythem AL-Amery, Ph.D.
    Dr. Maythem AL-Amery, a PSS graduate, was named a CESL STAR in a ceremony on December 4, 2017.
    December 11, 2017
  • Arthur Hunt, PhD
    Arthur Hunt, professor in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is among the newest Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. Association members elect Fellows for their distinguished efforts to advance science or its application. The association’s Section on Biological Sciences nominated Hunt.
    November 28, 2017