Weed Science at the University of Kentucky

The Weed Science Program is within the department of Plant and Soil Sciences, located in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the University of Kentucky. The focus of our work is weed management in agronomic crops, pastures and roadsides of Kentucky.

Weed Science News

  • Travis Legleiter
    July 19, 2017

    Travis Legleiter is our new Assistant Extension Professor of Weed Science in the Plant and Soil Sciences Department at the University of Kentucky. His research and Extension program are based out of the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton, KY. Travis’ program at the University of Kentucky focuses on the management of weeds in corn, soybean, and wheat in Kentucky. Travis obtained his PhD from Purdue University under the direction of Dr. Bill Johnson. He was also staffed as a Program Specialist in the Purdue Weed Science Extension program.

  • Soybeans
    January 7, 2017

    Two dicamba formulations, XtendiMaxTM (Monsanto) and EngeniaTM (BASF), received federal EPA approval in December for use with RoundupReady2Xtend soybean. In addition to federal registration, a pesticide must also be registered and approved within a state before it can be sold. The XtendiMaxTM product received state approval in early January for applications in Kentucky. The EngeniaTM product is still pending state approval, but is anticipated in the near future.

  • December 19, 2016

    The North Central Weed Science Society recognized two of its members with University of Kentucky ties at their December 2016 meeting.  Rick Cole, a 1985 Ph.D. graduate in Weed Science under Dr.