Archive for the ‘Weeds’ Category

Award winning graduate student posters at 2015 WSSA

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

-E. Hill

Last week the majority of our weed science research team attended the annual Weed Science Society of America meeting in Lexington, KY. We are pleased to report that in the first ever graduate student competition both of our graduate students placed. Jonathan Kohrt tool 1st place amongst the Ph.D. candidate posters and Amanda Goffnett placed 2nd amongst the M.S. student posters. Congratulations to you both! These posters and more from the meeting can now be found on

1st place poster by Jonathan Kohrt

2nd place poster by Amanda Goffnett

2nd place poster by Amanda Goffnett

Economics for non-GMO weed control programs published to

Monday, January 19th, 2015

-E. Hill

Each year our program assesses weed control programs for non-GMO soybeans. At the conclusion of the season Dr. Christy Sprague publishes a newsletter comparing the economics of these programs to aid farmers in decision making for the coming season. The 2014 article can now be found on under Publications –> Commercial comparisons

Spring review in photos 2014

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

-E. Hill

With a camera constantly at my fingertips I thought a spring review in photos would display what we have been up to lately.

Progressive Forage Grower article: Palmer amaranth…(2014)

Friday, May 16th, 2014

-E. Hill


Earlier this month MSU weed scientist, Christy Sprague, published and article for the Progressive Forage Grower titled, “Palmer amaranth: Managing this new weed problem.” This article details the characteristics and  biology of this herbicide-resistant weed and discusses management considerations specific to alfalfa.


New bulletins available from the Take Action Herbicide-Resistance Management program

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

-E. Hill

TakeAction logo

The Take Action program is a collaborative effort between the United Soybean Board, 15 land-grant universities, and several agricultural-technology companies.  The purpose of the program is to produce new educational materials an effort to help farmers prevent and manage herbicide-resistant weeds. The following newly released bulletins have been cross-posted to