• Dave McNear was recently named a 2020 UK Great Teacher. This student-nominated award is bestowed by the UK Alumni Association and is the oldest, continuously presented award recognizing teaching at UK. Six awards are given per year. Rebecca McGrail nominated Dave for the award. The committee (and Dave’s wife and twins) surprised him in class on December 12 with the news, and Associate Dean Agouridis’s office coordinated cake and a celebration afterwards. It is a pleasure to see Dave publicly recognized for his years of effort dedicated to instruction here at UK.

    December 13, 2019
  • Stuart Lichtenberg, pictured in his lab at the Agriculture Science Center North, will graduate Dec. 20 with a Ph.D. in integrated plant and soil science.
    If you had told Stuart Lichtenberg in 2002 that he would eventually graduate from the University of Kentucky with both a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D., he probably wouldn’t have believed you. Lichtenberg, an IPSS student in Jason Unrine's program, will graduate December 20.
    December 12, 2019
  • Corn growing in UK's Continuous No-Till Research Plots
    Kentucky has long been known as an international leader in research and farmer adoption of no-till soil management. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment recently celebrated another milestone in this legacy with the 50th anniversary of ongoing research on the Blevins plots.
    December 12, 2019
  • Sam Leuthold
    Sam Leuthold, an IPSS Masters Degree student, won first place in the graduate student oral competition of the ASA Nutrient Management Professionals Community.
    November 21, 2019
  • IPSS Ph.D. student, Katherine Rod, placed 3rd in an oral presentation competition for Applied Soybean Research at the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America meeting in San Antonio, Texas!
    November 18, 2019
  • Sam Leuthold, IPSS graduate student, received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the North Central Soil Fertility Conference which was held on November 5-6, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, visit https://northcentralfertility.com/

    November 7, 2019
  • Sara Qian
    The Graduate School is excited to announce that Sara Qian (PhD candidate with Drs. Munshaw & Shaddox) has advanced to the finals of UK GradResearch Live!, a research communication initiative that highlights graduate students’ research and their skills in communicating scholarly research to a general audience.
    October 25, 2019
  • mature soybean

    Although soybeans are most commonly grown as a grain crop, they can be grazed or harvested as either a hay or silage crop. This most commonly occurs when the grain potential of the soybean crop has been reduced by drought, hail damage, or early frost. A realistic forage yield expectation for drought stressed soybeans would be 1.5 to 2.0 tons of dry matter per acre. The objective of this article is to provide practical tips for successfully, grazing, conserving and feeding drought stressed soybeans.

    October 14, 2019
  • Larger seeds can lead to higher yielding crops. A University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment researcher is studying how seed size is determined at the molecular level to better understand plant reproductive processes and cellular biology and, ultimately, help grain producers increase their yields.
    October 14, 2019
  • By: Katie Pratt

    High school students from across the state recently came to the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton to test their knowledge of agronomy during UK’s first High School Crop Scouting Competition.

    August 15, 2019