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TURFGRASS WEED SCIENCE

TURFGRASS WEED SCIENCE

About Us

Turfgrass Weed Science laboratory is a research and extension unit operating within the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department and is a part of Weed Science and Turfgrass Science working groups. Our team strives to improve the strategies for weed management in various turfgrass settings, with the special consideration of current and vital challenges that Florida industry is faced with. The overarching driving force behind our efforts is to provide the industry with reliable knowledge based on thorough and careful research.

The principal subject of our scientific interest is the integration of current and new chemistries along with non-chemical practices into a comprehensive weed management approach. This is to ensure the best possible efficacy, safety, and longevity of weed control measures available to turfgrass managers. Another area of our research is the utility of machine vision (MV) and deep learning (DL) - particularly, the convolutional neural networks (CNN), and/or other artificial intelligence tools to develop successful tools for weed/crop recognition in turfgrass systems, and their application in the field.

Our ultimate objective is to reduce environmental impacts while achieving successful weed control to meet the needs of the industry and our communities.


Latest News

Position Opening Biological Scientist II



New study report available



New study report available



Our new website is up and running!



Graduate Assistantship Opportunity




Publications & Resources

Scientific Publications
EDIS Publications
Study Reports
Other Publications and Educational Materials

Team

Current Members

Pawel Petelewicz - Bio Photo

Pawel Petelewicz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
(352) 392-7512

Former Postdoctoral Associates

  • Dr. Qiyu Zhou (Assistant Professor, NC State University, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences)

Former Student Interns, Lab Assistants and Temporary Staff Employees

  • Cory C. Ketchum
  • Kevin A. Suazo Alcerro

Contact Us

Address

Weed Sciences Field Building
1425 Museum Dr.
PO Box 110505
Gainesville, FL 32611

Directions

Phone

(352) 392-7512

WEED SHOP GOOGLE MAPS SCREENSHOT


Important Links

Agronomy Department
Turfgrass Science
Weed Science