Faculty and Staff Achievements
George Allen, veterinary science, received a grant of $160,000
from Fort Dodge Laboratories to research the construction and
characterization of a replication-defective mutant of equine herpes
agricultural economics, received the Lifetime
Achievement Award at the annual meeting of the Southern Agricultural
Economics Association in Orlando.
horticulture, received a grant of $114,000 to study ripening and
storage life of the native American pawpaw fruit.
forestry, has been selected to be a research investigator of the
project concerning fire and oak regeneration in the central Appalachians.
Bicudo, biosystems and agricultural engineering, is part of a
research team involved in a European project investigating processing
strategies for farm livestock manures to enable maximum nutrient
use with minimum environmental problems.
rural sociology, received the Southern Rural Sociological Associations
2002 Excellence in Research award at the associations recent
meeting in Orlando. Dr. Dyk also was elected program-chair elect
for the association.
plant pathology, received grants totaling in excess of $1.3 million
to support fungal genomics research. Those grants include U.S.
Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation ($792,999);
National Science Foundation Plant Genome Program, ($456,096);
and Syngenta Crop Protection ($53,000).
has been named chair of the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural
Engineering, effective April 1, 2002.
biosystems and agricultural engineering, received a U.S. Department
of Agriculture grant of $874,000 to conduct research about reducing
ammonia emissions from poultry houses by enhanced manure and diet
biosystems and agricultural engineering, delivered the keynote
address at the Agribuilding 2000 Conference held at University
of Campinas in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
forestry, received a grant of $985,000 to conduct post-mining
reforestation demonstration projects.
animal sciences, received a grant of $115,000 from
Hills Pet Nutrition, Inc. to study the utilization of nutrients
veterinary science, received a grant of $120,000 from Fort Dodge
Laboratories to evaluate Sarcocystis neurona antigens in horses.
Sarcocystis neurona is a parasite associated with EPM, a serious
neurological disease in horses.
agricultural economics, was appointed as a member of the editorial
council of the Journal of Agribusiness.
regulatory services, was presented the Poundstone Award for her
outstanding service to the feed and fertilizer
agricultural economics, presented a Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society
of Agriculture lecture on the Land-Grant Philosophy in Extension,
Teaching, and Research, February 15 in Lexington.
biosystems and agricultural engineering, received a grant of $76,000
from Oak Ridge National Laboratory to study the post-harvest physical
properties of corn stover.
biosystems and agricultural engineering, presented the paper Corn
Stover Handling Characterization as part of the Systems
Engineering program of the Bioenergy Feedstock Development Programs
Subcontractors and Collaborators Meeting sponsored
by the U.S. Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratories
in Memphis in November.
animal sciences, received a grant of $75,000 from the U.S. Department
of Agriculture to research the effects of phenolic compounds on
The late Bobby
Pass, entomology, received a grant of $88,000 from the U.S. Department
of Agriculture to conduct a cooperative agricultural pest survey.
entomology, received a grant of $130,000 from the U.S. Department
of Agriculture to study biological control of turf-infesting scarabaeid
grubs by native and exotic tiphid wasps.
horticulture, and Ric Bessin, entomology, received a U.S. Department
of Agriculture grant of $170,000 to study alternative production
systems for mid-south fruit and vegetable growers.
(plant pathology), Bruce Webb (entomology), Ernest Bailey (veterinary
science), Joseph Chappell (agronomy), Susheng Gan (Tobacco and
Health Institute and agronomy), and Mark L. Farman (plant pathology)
received a U.S. Department of Agriculture special grant totaling
$443,343 to establish the Advanced Genetic Technologies Center
for high-throughput genetic analysis and DNA sequencing.
agricultural economics, received the Extension Award at the annual
meeting of the Southern Agricultural Economics Association in
biosystems and agricultural engineering, received a grant of $130,000
from U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate sensors for
delineation of spatial management zones.
forestry, was the national award winner for the Forest Resources
Associations 2002 Technical Writing contest.
veterinary science, received a grant of $360,000 from the Kentucky
Racing Commission to conduct research concerning new ways to test
race horses for the presence of certain legal and illegal substances.
entomology, received a grant of $479,000 from the U.S. Department
of Agriculture to investigate genome evolution of mutualistic