B.S. Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems, Montana State University, 2018.
I seek to understand the interactions between weed communities and crop plants in row-crop systems to promote ecological weed management. My research focuses on the competitive mechanisms of weed-crop competition.
Using ecologically based weed management, instead of tillage and herbicides, can reduce the deleterious effects of crop production on ecosystem health, development of herbicide-resistant weeds, and human herbicide exposure. I research the implication of crop diversity on weed-crop competition. To do so, I am assessing crop weed interactions in soils conditioned with different levels of crop diversity in both greenhouse and field conditions.