University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

David C. Ditsch



Directions to University of Kentucky, Lexington, KYUniversity of Kentucky, PSS
Campus LocationRobinson Station
130 Robinson Road (Office:BO)
Jackson, KY 41339-9081
Phone(859) 257-9511 ext. 286
Fax(606) 666-9912


         Livestock Forage Production

         Soil Fertility


         Ph.D. Agronomy, VPI  & SU 1991

         M.S. Agronomy, University of Kentucky 1984

         B.S. Agronomy, University of Kentucky 1980


         Director of Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability (2009 Present)

         Extension Professor (2009 - Present)

         Superintendent at Robinson Station (2002-2009)

         Acting Superintendent at Robinson Station (2000-2002)

         Associate Professor, University of Kentucky (1997-2009)

         Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky (1992-1997)

         Post-Doctoral Research Associate, VPI & SU (1991-1992)

         Extension Agronomy Associate, University of Kentucky (1984-1988)

         Soil Conservationist, SCS-Muhlenberg Co. Kentucky (1980-1984)




This person page last updated on 2012-05-08

Research/Teaching Publications

    Refereed Journal Articles

    Ditsch, D.C., and G.E. Aiken. 2009. Endophyte infected tall fescue and small ruminant production: Do we have a problem? Forage and Grazinglands. Published online: doi:10.1094/FG-2009-1104-02-RS.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: David C. Ditsch Glen Aiken
    Marshall, M.W., J.D. Green, D.C. Ditsch and J.W. Turner. 2006. Tall Ironweed (Veronia attissima) control in pastures with fall applied herbicides. Weed Technology. 20:52-57
    Teutsch, C.D., M. Collins, and D.C. 2004. Impact of incorporation, mulch, and root coating on the establishment of kura clover from rhizome segments on mine soils in Southeastern Kentucky. Plant Management Network Forages and Grazinglands. Publication URL

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