• 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.
    May 17, 2021
  • 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.
    May 17, 2021
  • 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."
    February 17, 2021
  • Various graduate and undergraduate students receive awards at the virtual American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America National Meeting 2020 and North Central Soil Fertility Conference 2020.
    November 23, 2020
  • The University of Kentucky's GradResearch Live! is proving that excitement for research has no bounds. This year, because of the restrictions of COVID-19, the 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition moved online. In the span of just a couple of weeks, the 24 research presentations by graduate students and postdocs garnered more than 9,500 total views on YouTube.
    November 19, 2020
  • Alayna Jacobs, Ph.D. candidate in the IPSS program with Dr. Rebecca McCulley, received a UK Women's Club Fellowship.
    November 16, 2020
  • IPSS Alumni, Dr. Congming Zou, received an award from the Yunnan Government, recognizing him for his contributions to society and tobacco research. Dr. Zou was a Ph.D. student under Dr. Bob Pearce, with Dr. John Grove as his co-chair.
    November 12, 2020
  • Standing in a field of hundreds of varieties of teff at the University of Kentucky Spindletop Research Farm, graduate student Eric Luteyn is at peace studying the differences between the plants. After a decade of military service that ended in a medical discharge, peace is exactly what the disabled veteran needs.
    November 10, 2020
  • On May 1, 2020, Jarad Cochran was awarded the Karri Casner Environmental Sciences Fellowship. Jarad, who is a second year Ph.D. student under Dr. Olga Tsyusko, will use these funds to determine the toxicity of chitosan-coated iron nanoparticles on the model soil nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans. Additionally, he will assess the potential to treat antimicrobial resistant pathogens with these particles.
    October 8, 2020
  • Tim Shull was one of three graduate students in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment to have received a predoctoral fellowship from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
    June 15, 2020