Neeta Soni

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Sustainability Leadership Fellow Cohort: 2019-2020

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management

Research Summary: My research projects are focused on understanding weed biology and herbicide resistance to inform management decisions. I am working on identifying the potential to use a non-herbicidal weed control method at harvest for the Central Great Plains winter wheat cropping systems. Additionally, I am working to provide land managers quick classification tools to distinguish between invasive and native common reed plants. I am currently working with kochia which is one of the most problematic western weeds. I am studying the herbicide resistance mechanism, specifically to the dicamba herbicide (a.k.a. EngeniaTM) to develop a better management approach.