Horticultural Sciences

Weed Science

A key goal of the weed science program is to improve horticultural crop performance by minimizing the impact of weed populations. Multi-disciplinary teams of researchers use biological, mechanical and cultural methods to control weed populations. Herbicide resistance, herbicide selectivity and interactions with weeds and crops are an important component of weed science projects at UF, as well as that of the National IR-4 program, which is dedicated to enhancing the sustainability of crop production.

Find out more about our research programs in weed sciences below:

  • Nathan Boyd - Weed management of strawberries and vegetables
  • Carlene A. Chase - Reducing the environmental impact of weed management; methyl bromide alternatives; cover crops and living mulches
  • Peter J. Dittmar - Weed science of vegetables, deciduous fruit and nut crops
  • Megh Singh - Weed management of citrus crops