Robert L. Geneve

Robert L. Geneve

Dr. Bob Geneve

Robert L. Geneve


401B Plant Sciences Building Lexington, KY 40546-0312

Last Revised: Dec 11th, 2023

Professional Biography

Our program involves research, teaching and outreach in several aspects of plant propagation and production. A major research focus is on specialty or emerging crop production. This includes both seed biology/technology and vegetative cutting propagation/production. Recent crops have included chia and hemp. We continue to emphasize ways to characterize and measure seed vigor using vision systems and spectral analysis. We also have a major emphasis on vegetative propagation that involves aspects of stock plant management (epigenetics) and foliar auxin application to cuttings.


Ph.D., Horticulture, University of Minnesota, 1985
M.S., Horticulture, Pennsylvania State University, 1978
B.S., Horticulture, University of Maryland, 1977