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Weed Science position in horticulture, Purdue University

Weed Science Position in Horticulture Assistant Professor (tenure track)

Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Purdue University

West Lafayette, Indiana

Description: The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture announces an academic year, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in specialty crop weed science. The successful candidate will develop an internationally recognized, competitively-funded, and integrated Extension and research program in weed science that focuses on the ecology and management of weeds in horticultural specialty crops (vegetables, fruits, ornamentals). Responsibilities include conducting relevant and responsive translational research to solve weed management problems for the specialty crops industry, and creating and delivering science-based educational materials and programs that address critical and emerging issues. In addition, the candidate should advance weed science through the development of a robust and extramurally funded research program in areas that may include, but are not limited to: ecological and evolutionary processes affecting weed growth and seed and propagule longevity; weed-crop interactions; alternative strategies to herbicides; manipulation of the weed seedbank; identification and management of herbicide-resistant weed species; and cultural, biological, mechanical, chemical, organic or conventional practices that lead to effective weed management strategies in specialty crops. Continue reading

Statewide AgriLife Extension weed specialist retires after 27 years

by Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M AgriLife

Weed problems in crops have been the focus of Dr. Paul Baumann for more than 27 years. But as of Aug. 31, he’ll be turning his interests to retirement.

Baumann, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state weed specialist in College Station, joined AgriLife Extension in 1989 and has devoted his career to addressing and solving weed management and environmental issues facing the agency’s stakeholders. Continue reading

Extension Specialist in Weed Science for Turfgrass, Landscapes, Pastures and Forages

Nature and Purpose: This is a search for an Extension Specialist in Weed Science for Turfgrass, Landscapes, Pastures and Forages at the assistant or associate professor level. The position is tenure-track or, if appropriate, tenured. The Specialist is a member of the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology and provides statewide leadership to county and state faculty and others serving the turfgrass, landscape, pasture and forage industries and related fields. The Specialist provides expertise in weed science through research and interpretation of research results in the area of improved management and environmental practices, including weed ecology and management. The Specialist develops and coordinates the materials and resources supporting county and state educational programming in weed science and management. Through research and engagement with the New Jersey turfgrass, landscape, pasture and forage industries, the Specialist provides support for the long-term health of these industries and serves as a critical bridge in networking with allied fields. Continue reading

Extension Specialist in Weed Science for Specialty Crops

Nature and Purpose: This is a search for an Extension Specialist in Weed Science for Specialty Crops at the assistant or associate professor level. This 12-month position is tenure track or, if appropriate, tenured. The Specialist is a member of the Department of Plant Biology and provides statewide leadership to county and state faculty and others serving the specialty crop (small fruit, tree fruit, vegetable, wine grapes, Christmas trees, floriculture, and nursery) industries. The Specialist provides expertise in weed science through research and interpretation of research results in the areas of weed ecology and improved management and environmental practices, including integrated crop (pest) management. The Specialist develops and coordinates the materials and resources supporting county and state educational programming in weed science and management. Through research and engagement with the New Jersey specialty crops industries, the Specialist provides support for the long-term health of these industries and serves as a critical bridge in networking with allied fields. The Specialist participates in undergraduate and/or graduate teaching and advises undergraduate and/or graduate independent research projects in the field of expertise. Continue reading

Extension Specialist in Weed Science for Specialty Crops

This is a search for an Extension Specialist in Weed Science for Specialty Crops at the assistant or associate professor level. This 12-month position is tenure track or, if appropriate, tenured. The Specialist is a member of the Department of Plant Biology and provides statewide leadership to county and state faculty and others serving the specialty crop (small fruit, tree fruit, vegetable, wine grapes, Christmas trees, floriculture, and nursery) industries.

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A single Palmer amaranth is way too many, say Arkansas scientists

How much damage can one little Palmer amaranth seed cause?

A lot, according to research done by weed scientists at the University of Arkansas, who set out to document both the distribution patterns of Palmer amaranth and its impact on cotton yield. Their findings led them to recommend a zero tolerance threshold for the weed.

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Arkansas study shows that glyphosate-resistant weeds need to be managed

In Southeast Farm Press

A four-year study recently published in the journal Weed Science shows how far-reaching the impact of a single herbicide-resistant weed can be.

The research was conducted over four years in four Arkansas cotton fields. In this study, 20,000 seeds of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth, which may represent only 2 percent of seed from one plant, were introduced into a 1-square-mile area. The weeds that resulted were not managed, but allowed to “escape.”

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