“The University of Kentucky’s Wheat Science Group assembled in 1997 to solve problems that limit the profitability of wheat production in Kentucky. It is comprised of University researchers, extension specialists and agents and agronomists throughout Kentucky with a mission of planning and carrying out programs that bring together research and educational Extension for the benefit of Kentucky wheat growers.”


UK Wheat Field Day 2015


The UK Wheat Science Group Specialist & Researchers

Dr. Carrie Knott - Extension Grain Crops Specialist

Dr. Dave Van Sanford – Wheat Plant Breeding, Research

Dr. Chad Lee – Extension Grain Crops Specialist

Bill Bruening – Small Grains Specialist

Dr. Todd Davis – Extension Grain Marketing Specialist

Dr. John Grove - Soil Fertility, Researcher

Dr. Greg Halich – Extension Agriculture Economist

Dr. Erin Haramoto – Weed Science, Research

Dr. Don Hershman – Extension Plant Pathologist

Dr. Doug Johnson – Extension Entomologist

Dr. James Martin – Extension Weed Specialist

Dr. Joshua McGrath – Extension Soils Specialist

Dr. Sam McNeill – Extension Agriculture Engineer

Dr. Michael Montross - Bioenvironmental Engineering, Research

Dr. Lloyd Murdock – Extension Soils Specialist

Dr. Edwin Ritchey - Extension Soils Specialist

Dr. Lee Townsend - Extension Entomologist

Dr. Tim Stombaugh - Extension Machine Systems Automation Engineer

Dr. Ole Wendroth – Soil Physics, Researcher

Colette Laurent – UK Grain Crops Coordinator

Marilyn Hooks – UK Staff Support