John H. Grove

John H. Grove

John H. Grove


UK Research and Education Center 348 University Drive Princeton, KY 42445

Last Revised: Mar 18th, 2024

Professional Biography

Areas of Interest: Soil science, especially soil fertility, soil management and plant nutrition in plant production systems.


Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Agronomy/Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and the Environment, 1981-present


Honors and Awards

University of Kentucky Alumni Association 2013 Great Teacher Award



Matocha, C.J., J.H. Grove A.D. Karathanasis and M. Vandiviere. 2016. Changes in soil mineralogy due to nitrogen fertilization in an agroecosystem. Geoderma 263:176-184.

Zou, C., R.C. Pearce, J.H. Grove and M.S. Coyne. 2015. Burley tobacco production conservation practices increase large soil aggregates and associated carbon and nitrogen stocks. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 79:1760-1770.

Pena-Yewtukhiw, E.P., J.H. Grove and G.J. Schwab. 2015. Fertilizer nitrogen rate prescription, interpretational algorithms, and individual sensor performance in an array. Agronomy Journal 107:1691-1700.

Grove, J.H., and E.M. Pena-Yewtukhiw. 2015. Soil management determines sampling density/spatial dependence of dynamic soil properties. p. 217-223. In J.V. Stafford (ed.) Precision Agriculture ‘15 – Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Precision Agriculture. Tel Aviv, Israel. 12-16 July. Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands. ISBN: 978-90-8686-267-2.


Ph.D., Agronomy, University of Georgia, 1980
M.S., Soil Chemistry, Michigan State University, 1977
B.S., Physical Sciences/Chemistry, Michigan State University, 1975

Course Instruction

NRE/PLS 470G: Soil Nutrient Management (3)
Course Description: Soil reaction/cycling of elements essential to plant growth; rates, timing and placement of nutrient sources in modern crop/soil management systems; plant and soil sampling and analysis to diagnose plant nutrition stress.
PLS 712: Advanced Soil Fertility (4)
Course Description: An integration of the effects of soil, climate, species and management on the nutrition and dry matter accumulation of plants.

Contact Information

Rebecca McCulley, Ph.D.
Department Chair

105 Plant Sciences Building Lexington, KY 40546-0312

(859) 257-5020