• Standing in a field of hundreds of varieties of teff at the University of Kentucky Spindletop Research Farm, graduate student Eric Luteyn is at peace studying the differences between the plants. After a decade of military service that ended in a medical discharge, peace is exactly what the disabled veteran needs.
    November 10, 2020
  • A University of Kentucky research project that could have significant impacts for Kentucky grain producers with irrigated acres is beginning on a Western Kentucky farm. Ole Wendroth, soil physicist in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is leading a study examining the effects of a variable rate irrigation system that, to his knowledge, is the first-of-its-kind in the state.
    November 9, 2020
  • Foliar diseases, such as gray leaf spot, northern corn leaf blight, and southern rust, were estimated to cause annual losses ranging from 19,029 to 244,149 metric tons from 2012 to 2015 in Kentucky. To mitigate these damages, farmers have turned to foliar fungicides. However, as plant pathologist Carl Bradley explains, "Kentucky corn farmers had questions about the best timing to apply a foliar fungicide to their corn crop."
    October 28, 2020
  • An idea that started with the curiosity of an enterprising south-central Kentucky farmer is showing promise as another crop for Kentucky small grain producers, as well as a reliable source of Kentucky-grown cereal rye for bourbon distillers, bakers and millers.
    October 8, 2020
  • A new award fund aimed towards graduate students achieving excellence in agronomy was recently granted to the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. The Johnston-Carringer Agronomy Graduate Student Award, founded by Rick and Sandra Carringer, will be launched Spring 2021.
    September 28, 2020
  • The first ever Society of Postdoctoral Scholars (SOPS) Research Pitch Challenge will provide Postdocs the chance to showcase a 1-minute research elevator pitch in a way that leaves viewers hungry for more! Are you up to the challenge?! Come and seize the opportunity to highlight innovative research projects, improve communication skills, and foster collaboration.
    September 1, 2020
  • The University of Kentucky Society of Postdoctoral Scholars (SOPS) hosted their first Research Pitch Competition where 19 postdocs and fellows showcased their research with one-minute elevator pitches.
    August 18, 2020
  • Cover crops combined with no-tillage systems can increase soil organic carbon, which could help slow climate change on farms, according to a recent study by University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment scientists.
    August 3, 2020
  • Martin County drinking water regularly exceeded U.S. Environmental Protection Agency maximum contamination levels for cancer causing disinfection byproducts and coliform bacteria, according to preliminary findings of a University of Kentucky pilot study.
    July 30, 2020
  • UK weed scientist Travis Legleiter, center, explains to producers how nozzle size and boom height impact herbicide drift using pink dye during the 2019 Spray Clinic.
    June 15, 2020