Across Kentucky – March 18, 2016

Feldhaus presents the third in a three-report series on UK plant pathologist, Paul Vincelli’s research into GMO food safety. Vincelli has just completed a 14-page extension document titled, “Genetically Engineered Crops – Emerging Opportunities.” On one hand, he says that GMO science warrants...

Across Kentucky – March 11, 2016

If researchers are to have any real shot at reducing the need for pesticide and herbicide use in crop production, the use of GMO technology will have a major role in that effort. Feldhaus files the second of three reports with UK plant pathologist, Dr. Paul Vincelli, on the progress this powerful technology...

Across Kentucky – March 3, 2016

A feature report with UK Extension Plant Pathologist, Dr. Paul Vincelli, who recently spent his sabbatical totally focused on GMO’s and scientific research available on their use and safety in modern society. This will be the first in a series of four reports on what GMO’s are and how they’re being...

UK researcher finds molecular markers for common woody plant disease

A researcher in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment has developed a molecular technique for diagnosing Verticillium wilt, a common, but often hard to diagnose, disease affecting 80 tree species and more than 300 plant species. This finding by Baker Aljawasim, a graduate...

Livestock producers should be aware of aflatoxin in corn grain, silage

LEXINGTON, Ky., (Oct. 16, 2012) – Heat and drought over the summer months created an ideal environment for Aspergillus ear rot to form in corn grain and silage. The disease is caused by a fungus that may produce aflatoxin, which can be harmful to livestock. “Aflatoxin can be very toxic and...