UK, UT Undergrads Study Hydroponic Lettuce

Dr. Garrett Owen with UT plant science senior William Smith (Aimee Nielson photo)

Undergraduate students at the University of Kentucky and the University of Tennessee are jointly studying how light affects hydroponic lettuce. Garrett Owen, assistant horticulture professor for the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (shown at left with UT plant science senior William Smith), teamed up with Kellie Walters, assistant professor for the UT Department of Plant Sciences, to give students this research opportunity. For details, go to To see a video about the project, visit