Bernard Zandstra

Professor

Bernard Zandstra
1066 Bogue St, Room A440
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: (517) 353-6637

Area of Expertise: Weed control in fruit, vegetables, and Christmas trees; registration of new pesticides.

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2016 Extension Bulletin

E433 - Weed Control Guide for Vegetable Crops

Joined Department

Dr. Bernard Zandstra has been a member of the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University since 1977.  His research with herbicides is an integral part of the information growers request year in and year out.

Appointment

75% Extension
25% Research

Education

Ph.D., Horticulture, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, 1976
M.S., Horticulture, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, 1972
A.B., Political Science, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, 1966
Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL, 1964

The BZ Crew

Commonly referred to as the ‘BZ Crew’ in and around the MSU Horticulture Farm, we pride ourselves on quality hard work that reflects Dr. Zandstra’s dedication. We are a family oriented bunch, and welcome you to browse through the site and contact us with any questions.

Members of the Crew

  • Colin Phillippo - Research Assistant - Weed Control; Pesticide applicator

    BZ crew eating ice cream

  • Nicole Soldan - IR-4 Research Program Assistant; Pesticide applicator

    Undergraduate Research Assistants:
    • Margaret Goll - Pesticide applicator
    • Monique Hemker
    • Michael Metiva
    • Nick Wanczyk
    • Mason Sitar
    • Kevin Quiros-Martinez
    • Romain Krudup

We also welcome any interest in joining our crew for the growing season months… please inquire by e-mailing Colin Phillippo.

If you eat… You are involved in Agriculture!

There may be no better phrase to describe the world we live in today. More emphasis on sustainability and where our food comes from grows the need for continuing research in agriculture.

Weed Control in Michigan Christmas Trees

Weed Control in Christmas Trees, 2015 - Extension Report # E-3237

Research Interests

Dr. Bernard Zandstra does research on weed control in fruit, ornamental, and vegetable crops. Current projects include weed control in seedling Christmas trees, reduced rates of herbicides in vegetable crops, and new herbicides for residual control in fruit crops. Dr. Zandstra authors the Michigan Weed Control Guide for Vegetable Crops bulletin and the weed control section of the Michigan Fruit Management Guide. He also is Field Research Director of the IR-4 Center (National Program for Minor Use Registrations) at Michigan State University. Dr. Zandstra does weed control research on most vegetable crops, including asparagus, snapbean, carrot, celery, sweet corn, cruciferous crops, cucumber, edamame, herbs, lettuce, mint, onion, pepper, squash, and tomato.  His research in fruit crops includes strawberry, apple, blueberry, cherry, grape, peach, and raspberry.

Extension

MSU Extension Vegetable Team Web Page

MSU EXTENSION Fruit & Nuts Web Page

Resources for weed identification

Herbicide/Weed Database

The Herbicide/Weed database is an interactive tool to assist in herbicide selection.  Users can select from multiple options, such as crop type and weed species, to determine which herbicides could help with their particular weed control needs.

This database is intended to be a resource for choosing herbicides: it is not a replacement for any information contained on labels.  Always check product labels before applying herbicides to any crop.

Click here to access the Herbicide/Weed Database

PDF versions of herbicide and weed information

Herbicide - Common

Herbicide - Trade

Weeds A-F

Weeds G-P

Weeds Q-Z

Annual Reports and Weed Control Guides

Recent Reports and Bulletins

2015 Weed Control Research on Fruit & Vegetable Crops

2014 Weed Control Research on Fruit & Vegetable Crops

Weed Control in Christmas Trees, 2015 - Extension Report # E-3237

2013 Weed Control Research on Fruit & Vegetable Crops

2013 Muskmelon Trial Report (not in full report)

Previous Annual Reports

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

Selected Recent Publications

Altop, E.K., K. Haghnama, D. Sariaslan, C.J. Phillippo, H. Mennan, and B.H. Zandstra. 2016. Long-term perennial weed control strategies: Economic analyses and yield effect in hazelnut (Corylus avellana). Crop Protection 80:7-14

Altop, E.K., H. Mennan, C.J. Phillippo, and B.H. Zandstra. 2015. Effect of the burial depth and environmental factors on the seasonal germination of bearded sprangletop (Leptochloa fusca [L.] Kunth ssp. fascicularis [Lam.] N. Snow). Weed Management and Biology 15:147-158

Zandstra, B.H., C.J. Phillippo, W.R. Chase, N.M. Soldan, M.A. Goll. 2015. Weed control research on fruit and vegetable crops. Horticulture Report 79. Michigan State University.

Zandstra, B.H. 2015. 2016 Weed control guide for vegetable crops. MSUE Bulletin E-433. 

Zandstra, B.H. 2015. Herbicides - weed control recommendations for fruit crops. IN Wise, J., et al. Michigan fruit management guide. MSUE Bulletin E-154. 

Zandstra, B.H. and J. O’Donnell. 2015. Weed control in Christmas trees. MSUE Bulletin E-433. 

Zandstra, B.H., C.J. Phillippo, W.R. Chase, N.M. Schroeder, M.A. Goll. 2014. Weed control research on fruit and vegetable crops. Horticulture Report 78. Michigan State University.

Zandstra, B.H. and J.J. Morrice. 2013. Maximum weed control in onion with pre- and postemergence herbicides. WSSA Abstracts 52:347.

Zandstra, B.H., S. Morse, R.V. Tocco, and J.J. Morrice. 2013. Response of asparagus to repeated applications of residual herbicides. HortTechnology 23(1).

Zandstra, B.H., C.J. Phillippo, W.R. Chase, N.M. Soldan, H.E. Sisson, N.M. Rowley. 2013. Weed control research on fruit and vegetable crops. Horticulture Report 77. Michigan State University.

Morrice, J.J. and B.H. Zandstra. 2012. Weed control in apple with old and new herbicides. NCWSS Proceedings 67:174.

Tocco, R.V. and B.H. Zandstra. 2012. Annual and perennial weed control in tree fruit with indaziflam, flumioxazin, rimsulfuron, halosulfuron, and flazasulfuron. WSSA Abstracts 52:205.

Zandstra, B.H. and J.J. Morrice. 2012. Pyroxasulfone for weed control in vegetable crops. NCWSS Proceedings 67:173.

Zandstra, B.H., J.J. Morrice, W.R. Chase, S. Morse, J. Becker. 2012. Weed control research on fruit and vegetable crops. Horticulture Report 76. Michigan State University.

Talley, C. and B. Zandstra. 2011. Cost of production of machine-harvested pickling cucumbers in Michigan 2010. MSU Extension Bulletin E-3166.

Zandstra, B. 2011. Postemergence weed control in Christmas trees. Great Lakes Christmas Tree Journal 6:12-15.

Zandstra, B., L.L. Wei, R. Tocco, C. Herrman. 2011. Preemergence weed control options in Christmas trees. Great Lakes Christmas Tree Journal 6:4-7.

Zandstra, B.H., and R.V. Tocco. 2011. Preemergence and postemergence herbicides for primocane-bearing raspberries. NCWSS Proceedings. 66:211.

Richardson, R.J. and B.H. Zandstra. 2009. Virginia creeper and wild grape control in Fraser fir. Weed Technology 23 (1):

Richardson, R.J. and B.H. Zandstra. 2009. Weed Control in Christmas trees with flumioxazin and other residual herbicides applied alone or in tank mixtures. HortTechnology 19(1):181-186.

Cisneros, J.J. and B.H. Zandstra. 2008. Flame weeding effects on several weed species. Weed Technology. 22:290-295.

Zandstra, B.H. and T.A. DeKryer. 2007. Arsenic and lead residues in carrots from foliar applications of monosodium methanearsonate (MSMA): a comparison between mineral and organic soils, or from soil residues. Food Additives and Contaminates 24(1):34-42.

Uhlig, R.E. G. Bird, R.J. Richardson, and B.H. Zandstra. 2007. Soil fumigants to replace methyl bromide for weed control in ornamentals. HortTechnology 17(1):111-114.