Our lab focuses on assessing the ecological underpinnings of sustainable cropping systems and using this information to help producers improve the economic and environmental sustainability of their farming enterprise.

Research

Our research aims at increasing our understanding on the ecological processes securing the environmental sustainability of cropping systems. To achieve this goal, we conduct experiments involving integrated crop-livestock systems, crop rotations, weed ecology and integrated management, and multi-trophic interactions.

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Extension

The sustainability of agriculture depends as much on the natural resources required for production as it does on the stakeholders that manage those resources. We collaborate with agricultural stakeholders to develop and deliver research-based information on weed ecology and management. This information is available through Extension publications, presentations, workshops, and other activities. 

fabian_menalled

Fabian Menalled

Professor, Cropland Weed Ecology and Management
tim_siepel

Tim Siepel

Post-Doctoral Research Associate
sue_ishaq

Sue Ishaq

Post-Doctoral Research Associate
ed_davis

Ed Davis

Research Associate
sean_mckenzie

Sean McKenzie

Research Associate
noelle_orloff

Noelle Orloff

Plant ID Diagnostician
krista_ehlert

Krista Ehlert

Graduate Student, PhD
erin_burns

Erin Burns

Graduate Student, PhD
subodh_adhikari

Subodh Adhikari

Graduate Student, PhD
nar_ranabhat

Nar Ranabhat

Graduate Student, PhD
tessa_scott

Tessa Scott

Graduate Student, MS
madi_nixon

Madi Nixon

Graduate Student, MS