• 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
  • The following article was written by Risa Demasi, Co-Founder Grassland Oregon, and published in the Morning Ag News on May 9, 2019.

    May 15, 2019
  • Jason Unrine
    Dr. Jason Unrine, Professor, has been awarded a 2019-2020 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.
    April 22, 2019
  • Hongyan Zhu
    Dr. Hongyan Zhu, a professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, is the recipient of the 2019 Thomas Poe Cooper Research Award. The award is presented to recognize outstanding career research achievement by a member of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment faculty. Designed to recognize and encourage research excellence, the award is the college’s premier award for distinguished scientific accomplishment.
    April 22, 2019
  • nanomaterial
    A national team of scientists, led by University of Kentucky’s Jason Unrine, used the most powerful X-ray microscope on the planet to discover how nanomaterials enter and move within tomato plants on the cellular level.
    February 7, 2019
  • Krista Lea receives AFGC Early Career Award
    The American Forage and Grasslands Council recognized Krista Lea with the 2019 Early Career Award earlier this month. This award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the forage and grassland industry as a relatively new member of the field. Ray Smith, Extension Forage Specialist, and nominator, says “Krista is that rare combination of initiative, knowledge, leadership, attention to detail and service orientation that would make any program successful. Krista’s experience allows her to speak with authority with farm owners and managers, across the full range of scale of operations.”
    January 16, 2019
  • liverwort research
    A University of Kentucky researcher was part of an international group of scientists who traced the origins of sperm production in land plants to one protein. This could have important implications for plant breeding and weed management. “Because this gene is conserved in all land plants, the generation of complete male sterile plants might be beneficial for plant breeding,” said Tomokazu Kawashima, assistant professor in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. “In addition, it may be used for weed management by introducing sterile pollens to compete against viable pollens.”.....Read entire article
    December 12, 2018
  • Edwin Ritchey
    University of Kentucky researchers are studying the best way to seed cover crops into double-crop soybeans and determining which cover crop provides the greatest nitrogen benefit to corn planted in the same field the next spring. The group of researchers led by soil scientist Edwin Ritchey is studying whether making an aerial seeding application of cover crops before soybean leaf drop aids in timely cover crop establishment without interfering with soybean harvest.
    December 9, 2018