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Most recent update on January 27, 2019


William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor; College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; North Carolina State University; Plant, Insect, Microbe and Soil Systems; Department of Crop and Soil Sciences; Peanut-Based Cropping Systems; Weed Science Program; Applied Biology and Management of Weeds; 4207 Williams, 100 Derieux Place; Campus Box 7620; Raleigh, NC 27695-7620;; 919-515-4068

Document last revised on January 27, 2019


PhD Agronomy, University of Arkansas, 1993; MS Crop Science, North Carolina State University, 1988; BS Agronomy, North Carolina State University, 1985; AS, Chowan College, 1983.  Dissertation title: Factors Associated with DPX-PE350 as a Component in Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) Weed Management Systems (under direction of Dr. R.E. Frans, 1993).  Thesis title: Influence of Adjuvant Combinations on Grass Control with Sethoxydim and Sethoxydim-Bentazon Mixtures (under direction of Dr. A.C. York, 1988).


William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University (2015-present), Professor and Crop Science Extension Specialist, North Carolina State University (2008-2015), Associate Professor and Crop Science Extension Specialist, North Carolina State University (2002-2008), Assistant Professor and Crop Science Extension Specialist, North Carolina State University (1996-2002), Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University (1994-1996), Assistant Professor, Northeast Research Station, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center (1993-1996), Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Georgia (1993).

Current Appointment and Description: 50% Extension, 25% Research, 25% Academic


Research Associate, Department of Agronomy, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (1988-1992), Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Crop Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh (1986-1988), Summer Internship, DuPont Agricultural Products, Raleigh, NC (1985), Technician Assistant, Department of Crop Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh (1984).


Current Statement of Mutual Expectations

Extension (50% appointment)

Specific extension activities include developing recommendations for agronomic practices and weed control and cross-discipline recommendations for other pests.  On an annual basis responsibilities include organizing 2 field days, developing and coordinating 3 to 5 in-service agent training sessions, updating agents on issues using Peanut Notes, assisting with updates of the NC State Extension Peanut Portal, and coordinating publication and distribution of the Peanut Information series.  Educational materials and information will be provided to Cooperative Extension agents, consultants, farmers, and other agribusiness personnel; effective professional relationships with the North Carolina Peanut Growers Association, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, peanut shelling industry, and other agribusiness groups will be maintained; Cooperative Extension agent professional development will be promoted; cooperative relationships with research and extension colleagues at state, regional, national, and international levels will be fostered; and availability to assist all clientele in a timely and professional manner will be delivered.  Participation in international activities primarily associated with peanut production and pest management will be pursued as funding sources become available.  Many of these projects will be funded by USAID.  Projects with other crops and pests as well as capacity building programs related to higher education will be pursued.

Academic (25% appointment)

Instructor or co-instructor for 7 hours annually in the form of Oil Seed Crops/Peanut Production (CS 216/CS 163/CS 216 DE), Integrated Pest Management (CS 415), and Soil-Crop Management Systems (CS/SSC 462) supporting the Plant and Soil Science curriculum.  Co-instructor for a graduate level course related to production of cotton, peanut and tobacco that is taught periodically.  Mentoring graduate students formally (committee chair, co-chair, or member) and informally.

Research (25% appointment)

Peanut-Based Cropping Systems: Research activities in peanut include developing information on weed management, sustainable cropping systems including rotations and tillage, fertility, plant growth regulation, variety evaluation, harvesting principles, and integrated pest management in collaboration with faculty in other pest disciplines.  Cropping systems research focused on peanut generates information applicable to other crops in the state and region.  These activities include screening herbicides, determining the long-term impact of peanut-based cropping systems on weed populations, defining interactions of agrochemicals, and other basic and applied issues related weeds in peanut.  Research supports development of extension recommendations related to agronomy, weed management and integrated pest management.

Applied Biology and Management of Weeds: Activities in research associated with weed science involve evaluation of short and long-term management practices (herbicides, rotations, tillage, cover crops, other cultural practices) spanning major crops in North Carolina.  A major focus of these efforts will be managing herbicide-resistant weeds.  Additional activities will include defining interactions of pesticides and adjuvant systems, examining crop and weed physiology and biology, and determining the impact of weed management practices at the interface of agricultural and broader ecological systems.


Dewayne Johnson, Research Technician, Department of Crop Science, NCSU, SPA (1996-2015); Aman Chandi, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Crop Science, NCSU, EPA (2012-2013); Bir Thapa, Research Associate, Department of Crop Science, NCSU, EPA (2011-2015); Drew Hare, Research Technician, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, NCSU, SPA (2016-present); Greg Buol, Business and Application Analyst, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, NCSU, SPA (2018-present); Sushila Chaudhari, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, NCSU, EPA (2015-present)


Outstanding Paper in Weed Science (2015); William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor (2015), Outstanding Alumni Award, Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, University of Arkansas (2014); Elected Fellow, American Peanut Research and Education Society (2011); Outstanding Faculty Member, NCSU Agronomy Club (2011); Distinguished Service Award, Weed Science Society of North Carolina (2011); Dow AgroSciences Award for Excellence in Education, American Peanut Research and Education Society (2010); Outstanding Extension Service Award, North Carolina State University (2007); Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension, North Carolina State University (2007); Epsilon Sigma Phi XI Chapter Early Career Award (2004); Outstanding Young Weed Scientist, Southern Weed Science Society (2004); Outstanding Young Scientist (Early Career Award), Weed Science Society of America (2003); Gamma Sigma Delta (1991); Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Assistant, Department of Crop Science, North Carolina State University (1987).


American Peanut Research and Education Society (1997-present), American Peanut Council (1997-present), American Society of Agronomy (1987-present), Arkansas Agricultural Pesticide Association (1988-1992), AAAS (2015-present), Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (1990-2000; 2007-2009; 2011-present), Crop Protection Association of North Carolina (1997-present), Crop Science Society of America (1987-1997, 2007-present), Gamma Sigma Delta (1991-present), International Weed Science Society (1992-present), Louisiana Plant Protection Association (1993-1996), National Association of County Agricultural Agents (2004-2005), North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (2003-2005), Northeast District Association of County Agricultural Agents (2003-2005), Plant Pathology Society of North Carolina (2001-2005), Rice Technical Working Group (1993-1996); Soil Science Society of America (1987-1997), Southern Weed Science Society (1987-present), Weed Science Society of America (1987-present), Weed Science Society of North Carolina (1987-1990; 1997-present).


Senior Editor, Journal of Crop, Forage, and Turfgrass Management (2015); Senior Editor, Journal of Crop Management (2013-2014); Associate Editor, Journal of Crop Management (2007-2012); Associate Editor, Peanut Science (1999-2001; 2006-2008); Associate Editor, Weed Technology (2002-2004); Associate Editor, Agronomy Journal (1999-2001); Associate Editor, Journal of Production Agriculture (1997-1999).


Trustee, Southern Weed Science Society Endowment Foundation (2009-2014), Representative to the Weed Science Society of America Board of Directors for the Southern Weed Science Society (2005-2007); State Agency Representative to the Board of Directors, American Peanut Research and Education Society (2001-2003; 2014-2016); Advisor to the North Carolina Crop Protection Association (2000-2006); President, Weed Science Society of North Carolina (1999-2000 and 2011-2012); Representative from Academia to the Board of Directors, Southern Weed Science Society (1997-1999); Regional Representative to the Rice Technical Working Group (1995).


Search Committee Chair, Extension Weed Science Position, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences (2017); Member, Search Committee, Peanut Breeding Position, Crop and Soil Sciences (2017); Chair, A. Douglas Worsham Weed Science Lecture Series, Weed Science Program (2016-2018); Member, A. Douglas Worsham Weed Science Lecture Series, Weed Science Program (2016-present); Member, Plant Systems Organizing Committee, CALS (2016-2018); Co-Chair, Global Crop Science Innovation, Department of Crop Science Strategic Plan (2015); Member, Search Committee, Director CALS International Programs (2014); Chair, Academic Advisory Committee (2013-2015); Graduate Education Committee (2013-2015); Search Committee Chair, Academic Administrative Position, Department of Crop Science (2012); Member, NCARS Plant Breeding Funding Committee, Department of Crop Science (2012-present); Search Committee Member, Department Head Position, Department of Crop Science (2011); Post-Tenure Review, Member (2010-2011, 2013, 2016) and Chair (2011), Department of Crop Science; Planters Sustainability Award (2011); Search Committee Member, Extension/Research/Academic Weed Scientist Position, Department of Crop Science (2010); NC State Strategic Planning Global Task Force (2010); Search Committee Member, Associate Dean and Director, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service (2010); North Carolina State University Research Station Ad-Hoc Budget Committee (2010); North Carolina Pesticide Advisory Committee (2009-2017); Strategic Planning Study Group, College of Agriculture and Life Science (2008-2009); Search Committee Member, Weed Science Research and Academic Position in the Department of Crop Science (2008-2009); Ad-Hoc Committee, Advances in Arachis Through Genomics and Biotechnology (2007); Topic Co-organizer, Integrated Weed Management, 5th International Weed Science Congress, Vancouver, BC Canada (2007-2008); North Carolina Pesticide Minor Use and Registration Committee (2007-2009); State Extension Conference Planning Committee (2006-2007); Search Committee Member, Forage Position, Department of Crop Science (2006-2007); Search Committee Member, Extension Soils Specialist, Department of Soil Science (2005-2006); Program Chair, 2005 Crop Protection School; Program Committee for 1999, 2000, 2005-2010 Crop Protection School; Cooperative Extension Service representative, Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation Committee (1997-present); Steering Committee, Southern Conservation Tillage Systems Conference (SERA IEG-020) (2002-2006); The Peanut Farm Press Profitability Award Advisory Board (2001-present); Chair, Virginia-Carolina Peanut Advisory Committee (2000,2016); North Carolina Peanut Field Day Committee (1997-present); Soybean and Rice Research Advisory Committees, Louisiana State University Ag Center (1993-1996).


USAID Peanut CRSP (Co-PI), Improved Production Efficiency Through Standardized, Integrated, and Enhanced Research and Technology Transfer Approaches (2002-2007); USAID Peanut CRSP (Co-PI), Improved West African Peanut Production for Enhanced Health and Socio-Economic Status Through the Delivery of Research-Based Production System in Ghana (2008-2012); CLUSA (Cooperative League of the United States of America) and USAID, Farmer to Farmer Exchange Program assessing peanut production, pest management, storage, and marketing in Mozambique; USAID Peanut CRSP (participant), The Development of the Peanut Sector for Guyana and Selected Caribbean Countries (2009-2012); USAID (PI), Excellence in Higher Education for Liberian Development (EHELD) (2011-2015); and the USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Peanut and Mycotoxin projects, Using Applied Research and Technology Transfer to Minimize Aflatoxin Contamination and Increase Production, Quality and Marketing of Peanut in Ghana (NCSU-208, 2013-2017) (PI), Aflatoxin Management Interventions, Education, and Analysis at Various Steps within the Value Chain (NCSU-202, 2013-2017) (Co-PI), and Production to Consumption – Technologies to Improve Peanut Production, Processing and Utilization in Haiti (UF-204, 2013-2017) (participant). Invited presentations at conferences in Argentina and US associated with Advances in Arachis through Genomics and Biotechnology and participant in programs with the International Weed Science Society.


Publications: Book or Encyclopedia Chapters 8, Peer-reviewed publications 294 [Distribution of peer-reviewed publications: Weed Technology (90), Peanut Science (60), J. Cotton Science (23), Agronomy J. (15), Weed Science (19), J. Crop Management (18), Pest Management Science (8), Plant Disease (2), J. Economic Entomology (2), Tobacco Science (7), Applied Agricultural Engineering (1), Plant Pathology J. Asian Network for Scientific Information (1), Transactions ASABE (1), J. Nematology (1), J. Crop Protection (4), J. International Agronomy (7), International Scholarly Research Network Agronomy (2), Crop Science (4), J. Plant Breeding and Crop Science (1), Information Systems for Biotechnology (1), Applied Vegetation Management (1), J. of Agricultural Research and Development (1), African Entomology (1), Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (1), Am. Soc. Agricultural and Biological Engineers (1), International Journal of Agriculture Innovations and Research (1), Advances in Agriculture (3). J. Environmental Entomology (1), J. Crop, Forage, and Turfgrass Management (10); International Journal of Fruit Science (1), International Scholarly Research Notes Agronomy (1), World Mycotoxin Journal (1), International J. Pest Management (1), Modern Agriculture Science and Technology (1), North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (1), African Journal of Plant Science (1)], Abstracts and Proceedings 600, Presentations at Professional Conferences 150, Extension Publications and Revisions 219, Formal Extension Presentations and Certified Crop Advisor Program 391, Field Days and Tours 86, Extension Agent In-Service Training Sessions 65, Invited Presentations and Panels 68, Non-referred Bulletins 42, Popular Press 180, Departmental Seminars 8.  Grants: [Louisiana State University Agricultural Center (1993-1996) and North Carolina State University (1996-present) – $9,059,305].


Instructor of CS 052/152 (Weed Control in Field Crops) (1999-2009); CS 415 (Integrated Pest Management) (2012-present); CS 063/163 (Peanut Production) (1996-present); CS 414 (Weed Science) (2009); co-instructor for CS 590B/795B (Cotton, Peanut, and Tobacco Production Systems) (2002-present), CS/SSC 462 (Soil-Crop Management Systems) (2008-present), and CS 216 (Oil Seed Crops) (2010-present); guest lecturer in graduate level (CS/HS 717, CS 620C, MLS 501) and undergraduate (CS 111, CS 224, CS 213, CS 411, CS 415, STS 323, STS 323Q, ENT 121) courses; advisor or co-advisor of 1 MCS, 12 MS and 10 PhD graduate students; and member of 37 MS, 34 PhD, and 7 MA graduate committees.  Undergraduate External Learning Experience (5).


Raleigh Civitan Club (2003-2007); Associate Member, Civitan International (2008-present); established and maintains the Mildred Lewis Jordan Memorial Science Scholarship (1994-present), Edenton Holmes High School and the Bessie Smith Harrell Memorial Science Scholarship (2007-present), Perquimans County High School; sponsorship programs through local churches in Honduras and CFI (1998-present); youth activities, FHBC (1998-2015); and disaster relief, recovery, or agricultural projects in Armenia, Cuba, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, US Gulf Coast, Mozambique, New York, North Carolina, Sri Lanka, and West Bank through the BOM.  Member ACLU, HRW, SPLC (2008-present).