Diverse ecological weed management strategies for targeting pesky weeds established within the crop row
PhD defence, Thursday 3 November 2022. Margaret McCollough
Throughout her PhD program, Margaret McCollough has investigated a variety of non-chemical control tactics targeting weeds in the crop row. Due to their close proximity to crop plants, the management of intra-row weeds is essential to limit yield losses resulting from competition; however, the effective control of intra-row weeds is also difficult because of the crop’s presence. Research topics investigated include: (i) depletion of the weed seedbank for reduced emergence, (ii) manipulation of crop density and spatial arrangement for increased suppression, (iii) targeted placement of fertilizer for improved crop growth and impaired weed growth, and (iv) the optimization of robot-assisted intra-row hoeing and flame weeding.
The PhD study was completed at Department of Agroecology, Crop Health Section, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University.
This summary was prepared by the PhD student.
Time: Thursday, 3 November 2022 at 3:00 PM
Place: To be announced
Title of PhD thesis: Non-chemical weed management strategies for controlling intra-row weeds
Contact information: Margaret McCollough, e-mail: email@example.com, tel.: +1 (207) 413-0407
Members of the assessment committee:
Associate Professor Christian Andreasen, Department of Pant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Professor Daniel Brainard, Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University, United States
Senior Researcher Henrik Skovgård (chair), Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark
Associate Professor Bo Melander, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark
Senior Researcher Peter Sørensen, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English
The defence is public.
The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Technical Sciences/GSTS, Jens Baggesens Vej 53, building 5221, 8200 Aarhus N.