Dr. Erin Hill
Weed/Herbicide Diagnostician & Cover Crop Specialist
A480 Plant and Soil Sciences Building
Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
East Lansing, MI 48824-1325
Phone: (517) 353-0467
Fax: (517) 353-5174
Joined Department: 2006-2015 Research Technician; October 2015-Present Specialist
Ph.D. in Crop and Soil Sciences, Michigan State University, 2014
M.S. in Horticulture, Michigan State University, 2006
B.S. in Plant Biology, University of Michigan, 2003
I am interested in helping producers detect, manage, and prevent herbicide resistance and herbicide injury. I am also working to increase the successful implementation of cover crops into field crop and vegetable systems.
Selected Recent Publications
Hill, E. C., K. A. Renner, and C. L. Sprague. 2014. Henbit, common chickweed, shepherd's-purse, and field pennycress: Fecundity, seed dispersal, dormancy, and emergence. Weed Sci. 62:97-106.
Davis, A. S., E. C. Taylor, E. R. Haramoto, and K. A. Renner. 2013. Annual postdispersal weed seed predation in contrasting field environments. Weed Sci. 61:296-302.
Taylor, E. C., K. A. Renner, and C. L. Sprague. 2012. Organic Weed Management in Field Crops with a Propane Flamer and Rotary Hoe. Weed Technol. 26:793-799.
Kemp, N. J , E. C. Taylor, K. A. Renner. 2009. Weed Management in Glyphosate- and Glufosinate-Resistant Sugarbeet. Weed Technol. 23:416-424.
Taylor, E., K. Renner, and C. Sprague. 2008. Integrated Weed Management: Fine Tuning the System. Michigan State University Extension bulletin E-3065, 132pp.
Hill, E.C., M Ngouajio, and M.G. Nair. 2007. Allelopathic potential of hairy vetch (Vicia villosa) and cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) methanol and ethyl acetate extracts on weeds and vegetables. Weed Technol. 21:437-444.
Hill, E.C., M. Ngouajio, and M.G.Nair. 2006. Differential responses of weeds and vegetable crops to aqueous extracts of hairy vetch and cowpea. HortSci. 41:695-700.
Selected Recent Presentations
Hill, E. C., K. A. Renner, M. VanGessel, and B. Scott. 2015. Post-mortem seed development: Does termination timing or method make a difference? Weed Science Society of America. Lexington, KY. (69)
Hill, E. C., C. L. Sprague, and K. A. Renner. 2014. Cover crop and herbicide interactions: A Michigan prspective. North Central Weed Science Society. Minneapolis, MN. (148)
Hill, E. C., K. A. Renner, and C. L. Sprague. 2014. Impact of cereal rye and red clover on weed seed mortality. Weed Science Society of America annual meeting. Vancouver, BC, Canada. (63)
Hill, E. C., K. A. Renner, and C. L. Sprague. 2013. Impact of cover crops on weed dynamics in organic dry beans. North Central Weed Science Society annual meeting. Columbus, OH.
Hill, E. C., K. A. Renner, and C. L. Sprague. 2013. Risks and rewards: Cover crops before organic dry beans. ASA, CSSA & SSSA International annual meeting. Tampa, FL.
Taylor-Hill, E. C., K. A. Renner, and C. L. Sprague. 2012. Reproductive potential of summer annual weeds based on termination method and timing. North Central Weed Science Society annual meeting. St. Louis, MO.
Taylor, E. C., K. A. Renner, and C. L. Sprague. 2012. Winter annual seed mortality in northern climates. Weed Science Society of America annual meeting. Waikoloa, HI.