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Department of Agronomy

Department of Agronomy
Kansas State University
2004 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506-0110

Ph: 785-532-6101
Fx: 785-532-6094

Dr. Anita Dille

Dille, Anita

Professor | Weed Ecology

3701 Throckmorton PSC
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
Ph: 785-532-7240
Fx: 785-532-6094
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Biography & Education

Biography

Why do weed populations occur where they do, or do not, in agricultural areas. Research into the spatial distribution of weed species and how they correlate to soil and crop parameters observed in agricultural fields might provide insight to explain their distribution. Through this knowledge, improved weed management practices may be implemented.

Education
  • Ph.D. Agronomy/Weed Ecology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1998
  • M.S. Crop Science/Weed Science, University of Guelph, Ontario, 1994
  • B.S. Crop Science, University of Guelph, Ontario, 1991

Staff & Students

  • Cade Hewitt - M.S. Graduate Student
  • Omobolanle Osipitan - Ph.D. Graduate Student
  • Gared Shaffer - M.S. Graduate Student | Agronomy Learning Farm Project
  • Eric VanLoenen - M.S. Graduate Student

Research

Site-Specific and Integrated Weed Management & Weed Ecology
  • Why weed populations occur where they do, or do not, in agricultural areas.
  • Research into spatial distribution of weed species and how they correlate to soil and crop parameters observed in agricultural fields might provide insight to explain their distribution. Through this knowledge, improved weed management practices may be implemented.

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Extension

This departmental member does not currently have any extension information available for review, or does not currently have an extension appointment.

Teaching

There are four main courses in the area of Weed Science offered at Kansas State University:
  1. Weed Science (AGRON 330) is an introduction to weed identification, biology and ecology of weed species, means for weed management including cultural, biological, mechanical and chemical control, and how these are integrated into weed control for crop, range, horticultural, turf, and aquatic systems.
  2. Integrated Weed Management (AGRON 650) is a follow-up course to Weed Science and is co-taught by Dr. Dille and Dr. Jugulam. Through problem-based approaches in the course, students will use their knowledge to further develop skills on making best weed management recommendations for a diversity of systems across Kansas.
  3. Advanced Weed Ecology (AGRON 824) is a graduate course focused on readings and discussion to explore the interactions of weed species with their environment and experimental approaches to understanding the impacts of these interactions.
  4. Herbicide Interactions (AGRON 822) is taught by Dr. Jugulam with an emphasis on how herbicides interact with plants and their environment.

Publications

  • Dille, J.A., J.W. Vogel, and T.W. Rider. 2010. Developing algorithms and prescription maps for site-specific weed management. Proc. Weed Sci. Soc. Am. Abst. 50:64 (Feb. 2010).
  • Ndou, A.M. and J.A Dille. 2010. Interaction of herbicide choice and rate based on weed species and density. January 18-21, Bloemfontein, South Africa, Proc. Combined Congress Abstr. 1157.
  • Ndou, A.M. and J.A. Dille. 2010. Weed emergence patterns in soybean as affected by management practices. January 18-21, Bloemfontein, South Africa, Proc. Combined Congress Abstr. 1158.
  • Dille, J.A., J.W. Vogel, T.W. Rider, and R.E. Wolf. 2009. A precision weed management approach to minimize impacts. Proc. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Paper 49-5.
  • Dille, J.A., J.W. Vogel, T.W. Rider, and R.E. Wolf. 2009. Using GIS for site-specific weed management. Proc. 6th International IPM Symposium Paper 45-5.
  • Godar, A.S., P.W. Stahlman, and J.A. Dille. 2009. Interaction between soil nitrogen and imazamox on Palmer amaranth control in sunflower. Proc. North Central Weed Sci. Soc. Abstr. 64:108 (Dec. 2009).
  • Liphadzi, K.B. and J.A. Dille. 2009. Annual weed competitiveness as affected by preemergence herbicide in corn. January 20-22, Stellenbosch, South Africa, Proc. Combined Congress Abstr. page 66.
  • Dille, J.A. and D.M. Namuth. 2005. Appearance of herbicide resistance in a weed population (web lesson available online). Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education 34:125-126.