Dr. John Grove

Professor of Soil Science, Director of Research & Education Center
University of Kentucky

John Grove is Director of the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center at Princeton, Kentucky and a Professor of Agronomic Soil Science at the University of Kentucky, responsible for research in soil fertility and plant nutrition management for grain crops. 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 management of the chemical and physical properties of agricultural soils. His research program is directed towards an improved understanding of: 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 successful conclusion of their programs.