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UK researcher receives $1.25 million grant to study crop-destroying fungal stalk rot disease in corn

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky Anthracnose stalk rot is a fungal disease of corn that can cause lodging and completely destroy a crop. It is ranked among the top three diseases that cause yield losses in corn each year. Lisa Vaillancourt, a University of Kentucky plant pathologist, has studied this disease for several years and is working toward a management solution. Recently, Vaillancourt...

UK E-Discovery Challenge program captures national award for community innovation

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s E-Discovery Challenge program recently won the National Association for Community Development Extension Professionals Innovative Program Award and the Community Development Society Innovative Program Award. Ron Hustedde, UK extension professor in the Department of Community and Leadership Development, and colleagues Melony...