Lowell P. Bush

Lowell P. Bush

Lowell P. Bush

Professor Emeritus

Emeritus Faculty
KTRDC 1401 University Drive Lexington, KY 40546-0312

Last Revised: Mar 19th, 2024

Professional Biography

Areas of Interest: Alkaloid metabolism in tobacco and in tall fescue infected by endophytic fungi. Demethylation of nicotine to nornicotine and subsequent tobacco specific N-nitrosamine formation, especially N-nitrosonornicotine during curing. Pyrrolizidine and ergot-like alkaloids from tall fescue and animal toxicosis.


Post-doctoral, University of Minnesota 1964-1966

Faculty member of Dept of Agronomy, University of Kentucky 1966 to present

Fulbright Scholar to Ireland 1987


Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1964
M.S., Iowa State University, 1963
B.A., Macalester College, 1961

Contact Information

Rebecca McCulley, Ph.D.
Department Chair

105 Plant Sciences Building Lexington, KY 40546-0312

(859) 257-5020