Weed Science

Weed Science

Weed scientists in the Agronomy Department have developed, evaluated and implemented weed management strategies for terrestrial and aquatic weeds in temperate, sub-tropical and tropical environments. Strong interdisciplinary teamwork, both within and across departments, and at regional and national levels, has been a tradition the program. Current strengths of the weed science program include biology, molecular genetics, and physiology of weed species; aquatic and invasive plant research and management; weed management strategies for southeastern cropping systems; weed/crop interference mechanisms; computer decision modeling for soybean and peanut; wetland mitigation; and pasture, rangeland and non-crop weed management systems. Graduate student placement in both industry and academia has also been a traditional strength due to the diversity of the weed science program.