Integrated Plant and Soil Sciences
Integrated Plant and Soil Sciences



Integrated Plant and Soil Sciences

Providing students with a dynamic environment tailored to suit the needs of current and future graduate students in the plant and soil science disciplines

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IPSS provides an interdisciplinary curriculum and research opportunities that are responsive to developing scientific trends in agricultural science

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Concentrations & Specializations

Concentrations (M.S.) and specializations (Ph.D.) in Crop Science, Plant Physiology, Horticulture, and Soil Science

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Graduate Certificate

Earn a graduate certificate in Stream and Watershed Science

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Participate in the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Traineeship - Fellows & Academy of Innovators at the Nexus of Food & Water Systems (INFEWS)

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IPSS Leadership

Ole Wendroth

Director of Graduate Studies

(859) 257-4768 N-122M Ag. Science North 1100 Nicholasville Road Lexington, KY 40546-0091

Erin Haramoto

IPSS Steering Committee Chair

(859) 218-0745 411 Plant Sciences Building 1405 Veterans Drive Lexington, KY 40546-0312

IPSS Student News

Two IPSS Graduate Students Receive Research Proposal Funded

Two IPSS graduate students, Eric Luteyn and Kent Pham, recently received notification that their research proposal has been funded for this summer. Eric and Kent are working with students from forestry and chemistry to grow microalgae as a fertilizer to remediate mineland soil.

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Graduate Student selected as 2021 Borlaug Scholar

Eric Luteyn, M.S. student with Dr. Tim Phillips, was recently selected as a 2021 Borlaug Scholar based upon his accomplishments, academic performance, letter of recommendation, and passion for plant breeding.

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IPSS Alumni's Article Selected as 2020 Outstanding Paper

Dr. Kenton Sena, IPSS alum, was recently selected for the 2020 Outstanding Paper in the Forage and Grazinglands Section for Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management (CFTM) for his article entitled "Switchgrass Growth and Forage Quality Trends Provide Insight for Management."

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Contact Information

Dr. Ole Wendroth
Director of Graduate Studies

1100 South Limestone Street Lexington, KY 40546-0091

(859) 257-4768