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UK research reveals cover crops, no-tillage systems could slow climate change on farms

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky Cover crops combined with no-tillage systems can increase soil organic carbon, which could help slow climate change on farms, according to a recent study by University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment scientists. The project was conducted at UK’s Blevins research plots. Located at UK’s Spindletop Research Farm in Lexington, the plots...

An international leader in the field, UK celebrates 50 years of continuous no-till research plots

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky Kentucky has long been known as an international leader in research and farmer adoption of no-till soil management. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment recently celebrated another milestone in this legacy with the 50th anniversary of ongoing research on the Blevins plots. “There are only a handful of long-term research sites...

UK research project evaluating whether in-furrow fertilizers are cost-efficient for corn producers

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky In a time when many grain operators are tightening their belts on input costs, producers want to make sure the ones they purchase give them the most favorable results. University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment researchers are evaluating whether in-furrow fertilizers provide enough yield increase to offset their costs for Kentucky corn...

Six UK professors presented with alumni association’s 2013 Great Teacher Awards

By Gail Hairston, Amy Jones and Kody Kiser Special to KyForward   The University of Kentucky Alumni Association has presented its 2013 Great Teacher Awards to six recipients: Karen Badger, associate professor, College of Social Work; Roberta Dwyer, professor, College of Agriculture; Samuel Franklin, assistant professor, College of Medicine; John Grove, professor, College of Agriculture; Armando...