Weed Management Research Projects
The applied agronomic weed science research program at Penn State focuses on:
- Herbicide evaluation and weed management with herbicide tolerant crops.
- Management opportunities for herbaceous perennial broadleaves and grasses and problem annual species including quackgrass, johnsongrass, wirestem muhly, hemp dogbane, triazine-resistant lambsquarters, burcucumber, eastern black nightshade, and others.
- Effect of cover crops including cereal rye, hairy vetch, crownvetch, birdsfoot trefoil, and others on weed emergence and herbicide efficacy.
- Weed management in conservation tillage systems.
- Other issues such as weed biology and ecology and improved application technology.
Research is conducted in both field and greenhouse situations. Field research occurs in corn, soybeans, forages, and small grains at the Agronomy Research Farm at Rock Springs, the Southeastern Research and Extension Center at Landisville, or at other locations (e.g., producer’s farms) where a particular weed problem exists.
Annual Weed Problems
- Eastern Black Nightshade
- Triazine-resistant Lambsquarters
- Weed Population Dynamics
Field Crop Weed Trials Report
- 2012 Field Trial Report - NEW (213 pages)
- 2011 Field Trial Report - (291 pages)
- 2010 Field Trial Report - (219 pages)
- 2009 Field Trial Report - (232 pages)
- 2008 Field Trial Report - (269 pages)
- 2007 Field Trial Report - (239 pages)
- 2006 Field Trial Report - (363 pages)
- 2005 Field Trial Report - (175 pages)
- 2004 Field Trials Report - (242 pages)
- 2003 Field Trials Report - (226 pages)
- 2002 Field Trials Report - (276 pages)
- 2001 Field Trials Report - (368 pages)
- 2001 Report Addendum
Forage Weed Management
Perennial Weed Problems
- Canada Thistle, Horsenettle, Dewberry
- Hemp Dogbane
- Tropical Soda Apple
- Wirestem Muhly