Rachel E. Rudolph

Rachel E. Rudolph

Dr. Rachel Rudolph

Rachel E. Rudolph

Assistant Extension Professor

N-322C Ag. Science North Lexington, KY 40546-0091

Last Revised: Dec 11th, 2023

Professional Biography

I am the Extension Vegetable Specialist. My extension and research work overlap and complement each other. The needs of Kentucky vegetable growers often inform the design and implementation of my research projects. Much of my extension work deals with high tunnel systems, abiotic disorders, crop nutrition, and soil fertility. I also focus on training county extension agents so they feel better prepared and more confident to assist growers. My research focuses on utilizing alternative approaches to manage issues in both the field and high tunnel systems, such as grafting with resistant rootstock to manage for root knot nematodes. My aim is to have these alternative approaches be applicable and useful to a variety of different growers and production systems.


Ph.D., Horticulture, Washington State University, 2017
M.S., Plant & Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University, 2014
B.S., Environmental Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007