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University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Robert Pearce

Robert
Pearce
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Lexington
Kentucky
40546
United States

DESCRIPTION

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment was founded as, and remains a land-grant institution, committed to improving the quality of life for Kentuckians. Our research, teaching, and extension programs are part of a national system that maintains a statewide presence and links local, state, and global issues. Agriculture, food, and environmental systems are key components of Kentucky's economic future, and the college is playing a prominent role in those areas with its programs. Bob Pearce, professor of agronomy, and Tom Keene, agronomy specialist, both with the UK Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, are participants in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Program. Their work is focused on investigating the agronomic parameters affecting field-scale production of industrial hemp. The resulting research and extension efforts are aimed at optimizing yields and profitability from grain, fiber, and cannabinoid production models for U.S. producers. Contact Dr. Pearce at rpearce@uky.edu and/or Mr. Keene at tom.keene@uky.edu

Type of Business

Research

Categories

Seed - oil, Seed - grain, Seed - planting, Other

Contact

email: rpearce@uky.edu
website: www.hemp.ca.uky.edu