University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Michael Barrett



Directions to University of Kentucky, Lexington, KYUniversity of Kentucky, PSS
Campus LocationPlant Science Building
1405 Veterans Drive (Office:409)
Lexington, KY 40546-0312
Phone(859) 218-0712
Fax(859) 257-7874


Weed Science - Mechanisms of Herbicide Selectivity and Metabolism

2002 Participated in ESCOP/ACOP Leadership Training Program.

1992 Six month sabbatical leave in the laboratory of Dr. Francis Durst at the Insitut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes of the Université Louis Pasteur Strasbourg, France.

1980 PhD Botany University of California, Davis

1976 MS Plant Science University of Connecticut

1974 BS Plant and Soil Sciences University of Massachusetts

1999 - Present
Plant and Soil Sciences Department, University of Kentucky
Professor and Department Chair

Agronomy Department, University of Kentucky
Professor, Weed Science - Plant Physiology

Agronomy Department, University of Kentucky
Associate Professor, Weed Science - Plant Physiology

Agronomy Department, University of Kentucky
Assistant Professor, Weed Science - Plant Physiology

Crop and Soil Sciences Department, Michigan State University
Assistant Professor/State Extension Specialist, Weed Science



This person page last updated on 2011-07-19


    Pls404 - Integrated Weed Management; Credits - 4
    A study of weed management concepts based on the integration of weed biology and ecology data with cultural, biological, and herbicidal control. Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours. Prereq: PLS 386. .
    Instructors: Michael Barrett Erin Haramoto

Research/Teaching Publications

    Refereed Journal Articles

    Johnson, J. M., G. E. Aiken, T. D. Phillips, M. Barrett, J. Klotz, and F. Schrick. 2012. Steer and pasture responses for a novel endophyte tall fescue developed for the upper transition zone. Journal of Animal Science 90(7): 2402-2409. Published online: doi: 10.2527/jas2011-4493. (Jennifer Johnson was a PhD student in Crop Science)
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Michael Barrett Glen Aiken Tim Phillips
    Norsworthy, J., S. Ward, D. Shaw, R. Llewellyn, T. Nichols, T. Webster, K. Bradley, G. Frisvold, S. Powles, N. Burgos, W. W. Witt*, and M. Barrett. 2012. Reducing the Risks of Herbicide Resistance: Best Management Practices and Recommendations. Weed Science: Special Issue 2012 60: 31-62. Published online: doi: 10.1614/WS-D-11-00155.1.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Michael Barrett William Witt