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A Scientific Look at Diseases of Kentucky Hemp


Follow Dr. Nicole Ward Gauthier and her University of Kentucky Twitter page for Diseases of Fruit Crops, Ornamentals, and Hemp for the latest alerts and interesting finds.

Meet the Hemp Disease Team


  • Dr. Nicole Ward Gauthier, Extension Specialist and Asst Professor
  • Ed Dixon, Research Analyst
  • Bernadette Amsden, Research Analyst
  • Kimberly Leonberger, Extension Associate
  • Justin Judy, Student Intern and AgBiotech Major
  • Angelina Bernadini, Visiting Student Intern and AgBiotech Major