Weed Research

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Gregory K. (Greg) Breeden
Extension Assistant II
Turfgrass Weed Control

James T. (Jim) Brosnan
Associate Professor
Turfgrass Weed Science

Robert M. (Bob) Hayes
Director and Professor
Weed Science

Thomas C. (Tom) Mueller
Weed science

Lawrence E. Steckel
Weed management

Josť J. (Javi) Vargas
Research Associate II
Horticultural & Invasive Weed Management


Weed Tour, 6/21/2017

Weed Tour, 6/22/2016

UT Weed Tour, 6/24/2015



UTIA/MTSU Partnership Establishes Organic Forage Cropping Systems, 3/8/2018

Dicamba Briefing, 11/27/2017

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

Neal Stewart Nominated for UT Presidentís Discover Award, 10/9/2017

UTIA Faculty Spotlight | Dr. Jim Brosnan, 7/18/2017

High Hopes for Tennessee Cotton, 4/17/2017

Answers to Farmersí Questions, 10/22/2016

Summer 2016 Upcoming Events, 5/16/2016

Steckel Named Cotton Researcher of the Year, 1/14/2016

UTIA Researchers Find Another Glyphosate-Resistant Weed, 12/8/2015


(1 mention)

Weed Olympics 
We've had an Olympic competition here in Tennessee involving ... plants. More specifically, plants we don't like or want. It's called the 'Weed Olympics' on the UT agriculture campus.

(1 mention)

The Story of Cotton 
A look at the history, production and uses of cotton.

(1 mention)

Cotton Outlook 2011 
Like much of Dixie, Tennessee is -- once again -- the land of cotton. Our state will produce nearly twice as many acres of the crop as it did just a couple of years ago.

(1 mention)

Sensor Drones 
Many Tennessee farmers use drones to fly over and view crops. UTIA is now working on sensors attached to drones to provide valuable information.


Recent Publications

Using groundcover to Outcompete Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea ) without outcompeting tree seedlings on a legacy mine site.  Aldrovandi, M., and J. A. Franklin.  2018.  Proceedings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, St. Louis, MO, June 3-7, 2018. [Abstract]

Evaluation of Elevore on Glyphosate-Resistant Horseweed in Tennessee Copeland, D., L. E. Steckel, et al.  2018.  WSSA Proceedings 2018:259.

Bioactive natural products in plant disease control Gwinn, K. D.  2018.  Studies in Natural Product Chemistry, Studies in Natural Products Chemistry Vol. 56: Copyright: © Elsevier 2018 Published: 1st February 2018 Elsevier Editors: Atta-ur-Rahman. [Abstract]

A midsouthern consultantsí survey on weed management practices in soybean Schwartz, L.M., J. Norsworthy, L. E. Steckel, and D. Stephenson.  2018.  Weed Technology, 32:116-125.

Southern Extension Weeds Specialist Concerns Steckel, L. E.  2018.  WSSA Proceedings 2018:324.

How is late-season weed control in the Mid-South? Steckel, L. E.  2018.  Delta Farm Press, Published online: August 08, 2018.

UT Weed Tour Wednesday Steckel, L. E.  2018.  UTCrops, Posted 6/10/18.

Weed Managment in Wheat Considerations Steckel, L. E.  2018.  UTCrops Blog, Posted 10/4/18.

New Herbicide Options for Broadleaf Weed Control in Wheat Steckel, L. E.  2018.  UTCrops News Blog, Posted 2/27/18.

Weed Managment in Wheat Considerations.  Steckel, L. E.  2018.  Mid America Farmer Grower, Vol. 38 No. 41. Pg 8.

2019 Weed Control Manual for Tennessee.  Steckel, L. E., T. C. Mueller, M. A. McClure, S. A. Senseman, B. A. Brown, E. R. Walker, and R. M. Hayes.  2018.  PB1580.

Effect of weathering on biodegradability of biodegradable mulch film Anunciado, M., L. C. Wadsworth, D. B. Cowan-Banker, and D. G. Hayes.  2017.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society 24th Annual Meeting, Albany, CA, 20-22 September 2017 (poster). [Abstract]