My lab conducts research on herbicide resistance and weed management in turfgrass.
We conduct research using gene sequencing to discovery mutations and understanding how mutations alter protein to herbicide interactions. My lab also conducts research evaluating weed management tools for weed control in turfgrass. We evaluate both new active ingredients as well as novel uses of older herbicide chemistry.
Subject Area: Weed Science/Turf
My research program has two major focuses: 1) evaluation of herbicides for use in turfgrass management, and, 2) weed genomics and herbicide resistance.
Also, research is focused on control of bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon).
My research has focused on new chemical control measures for bermudagrass, alternative soil sterilization techniques, and the influence of non-chemical management practices.
The second focus of my research program is on weed genomics, specifically focusing on sequencing and assembling genes associated with herbicide resistance.