Anita Kuepper

PhD Student, Department of Bioagricultrual Sciences and Management, Colorado State University

My research focuses on the evolution of herbicide resistance in agricultural weeds. Specifically, I am investigating the mechanism of resistance in Indian hedge mustard and Palmer amaranth, both species which cause yield reductions due to crop competition. Using genetic and molecular techniques, my projects aim to find candidate genes that are involved in conferring herbicide resistance. This has the goal to develop diagnostic tools for the field, find novel traits for crop tolerance and inhibitors for resistance to ultimately optimize weed management practices and minimize economic losses for farmers. This will help secure food production for a growing world population.

Fellowship Details: 
Fellowship Year: 
2016-2017
Other Affiliations: 
College of Agricultural Sciences
Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management