Welcome to CSU Weed Science

The Weed Lab at Colorado State University is a collaboration among four CSU faculty: Franck Dayan, Todd Gaines, Scott Nissen, and Phil Westra. Research  focuses mainly on weedy species including management and herbicide resistance, and other projects include crop/herbicide relationships as well as soil/herbicide relationships. Our main goal is to support sustainable weed management in crops ,rangeland, aquatics, and natural areas. More About Us.

News: This is where you can find out what has been happening in the Weed Lab!

Some of our researchers attended the XXXI Brazilian Weed Science Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

At this conference Hudson Takano received two awards: 1st place oral presentations and Best paper published in Planta Daninha Journal 2016-2018.

In August one of our graduate students, Abby Barker, received the FFAR Professional Development Fellowship. This is an industry-academia collaboration to better prepare future industry leaders for their careers. Read more here: FFAR Fellows 2018

ConGRADulations to our recent graduates!

Dr. Anita Küpper successfully defended her PhD dissertation on March 20th. She will be moving on to her new job with Bayer in Germany this summer!

Dr. Eric Patterson successfully defended his PhD dissertation on April 6th. He will be moving on to his job at Clemson University this summer!

Mirella Farinelli Ortiz successfully defended her MS thesis on April 17th. She will be continuing on towards a PhD with Dr. Franck Dayan here at CSU!


The CSU Weed Lab group has started 2018 hot!

At the Weed Science Society of America annual meeting Anita Küpper and Neeta Soni both took home 2nd place awards in their categories of the PhD student oral contest.

Hudson Takano took home a 2nd place in PhD orals for basic biology at the Western Society of Weed Science annual meeting.

Shannon Clark received the Rita Beard Travel Scholarship to attend the Western Society of Weed Science meeting as well as the Bert Bohmont Graduate Student Award for Extension Education.

The Western Aquatic Plant Management Society gave Kristen Tanz their Student Travel Scholarship, and she won 3rd place in the Student Oral contest for the Midwestern Aquatic Plant Management Society.

Congrats everyone!

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