Dr. John Grove

Professor of Plant and Soil Science
University of Kentucky

John Grove is Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences, based at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center near Princeton, Kentucky, and responsible for soil fertility and plant nutrition management research and extension. He taught nutrient management at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He was born in Michigan and joined the UK faculty in 1981, after training in chemistry, soil chemistry and agronomy at Michigan State and the University of Georgia. His research interests are in the understanding and management of agricultural soil chemical and physical properties. His research program is directed towards improved knowledge regarding: 1) spatial and temporal dynamics in soil nutrient cycling and crop nutrition; 2) water and atmosphere quality as related to inorganic/organic nutrient source management (rate, timing, and placement); and 3) crop and tillage rotations with particular emphasis on the no-tillage crop establishment/soil management system. He has directed/co-directed 30 graduate students (14 Ph.D. and 16 M.S.) to the successful conclusion of their programs.