Daniel Brainard

Associate Professor

Daniel Brainard

PhD

1066 Bogue St, Room A440-A
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: 517-353-0417

Area of Expertise: Development of reduced-tillage, cover-crop intensive vegetable production systems; weed ecology and management, with an emphasis on seed biology

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Joined Department

August 16, 2007

Appointment

15% Teaching
50% Research 
35% Extension

Education

Ph.D. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA (Horticulture) 2002
M.A. Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA (Economics) 1993
B.A. Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, USA (Economics & Third World Studies) 1987

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA; 
Aug 2007- 2013

Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA; 
Aug 2007- 2013

Senior Research Associate, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA; 
2005-2007

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA;
2002-2004

Water Resource Management, Peace Corps, Mali, West Africa; 1987-89

 

Teaching

HRT 341 Vegetable Production and Management.  Spring Semester.  3 Credit Hours.

The  primary goals for HRT 341 are to 1) facilitate student development of practical skills and knowledge that will enhance their ability to succeed in sustainably producing high quality vegetables; 2) reinforce scientific, evidence-based approaches to horticultural crop production that will enhance student success in a wide range of careers; 3) broaden student perspectives on the complexity of food production and distribution, and the diversity of successful production models, so that they can make more informed choices as consumers and future leaders.

To accomplish those goals the course 1) provides core presentations on principles of vegetable production, drawing on my own expertise and experiences, as well as those of vegetable specialists, extension educators and farmers; 2) reinforces core concepts and skill-development with hands-on lab exercises and field trips; 3) encourages integrative, independent and creative problem solving through group projects, written assignments and discussion; and 4) builds communication skills through written and oral assignments and presentations. 

 

Research Interests

The overall goal of my research program is to improve the long-term profitability of vegetable production systems while enhancing environmental and human health.  Vegetable producers face a growing array of economic and biological constraints including rising labor and energy costs, declining soil health, expansion of pest problems and an increased incidence of extreme weather events.  To help alleviate these constraints, current research interests fall under two broad areas: 1) development of reduced-tillage, cover-crop intensive vegetable production systems and 2) weed ecology and management, with an emphasis on seed biology.  I am currently exploring opportunities to introduce strip tillage systems in several vegetable crops with the objective of reducing energy costs and building soil health.  I’m also involved in collaborative research aimed at integrating low-cost, nitrogen-fixing and nutrient scavenging cover crops into vegetable cropping systems using a variety of approaches including relay-intercropping, and optimization of multi-species mixtures.  Since weeds often represent a formidable obstacle to adoption of sustainable production practices, much of my research has focused on development of weed management strategies for vegetable producers, emphasizing integration of multiple approaches including smother cropping, mechanical cultivation, crop rotation, and stale seed bed practices.  I am particularly interested in the long term impact of management practices on weed population dynamics.  Research in this area has focused on (i) evaluating the interactive effects of climate and weed management on seed production and fate, (ii) characterizing sources of intraspecific variation in weed seed characteristics and (iii) understanding the impact of soil fertility management on weed seed germination, weed seedbank dynamics and weed-crop competition. 

Outreach

My outreach efforts strive to balance 1) identification of short-term solutions to immediate vegetable grower problems, and 2) promotion of long-term approaches to building resilient vegetable cropping systems given anticipated production constraints and opportunities. 

Areas of outreach emphasis include strategies to reduce agrichemical use and input costs while improving soil health and crop resilience to extreme rainfall and wind events.  Towards that end, I’m currently working with growers on a number of different projects including:

  •  Impact of cover crops and nitrogen fertilization on weeds, nitrate accumulation and petiole strength in carrots.  
  • Combining cover crop residues and strip tillage to protect soil and reduce input costs in sweet-corn, winter squash and snap bean production.
  • Optimization of grass-legume cover crop mixtures to improve N-fixation efficiency and weed suppression.
  • Evaluating irrigation and cover cropping systems to improve Asparagus quality, yield and longevity.
  • Identification of effective weed management practices in organic and reduced tillage production systems including “in-row” cultivation tools and weed suppressive cultivars.

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Hayden, Z.D., M. Ngouajio and D.C. Brainard. 2015.  Planting date and staggered seeding of rye-vetch mixtures: Biomass, nitrogen, and legume winter survival.  Agronomy Journal 107: 1-8.
  • Bjorkman, T., C. Lowry, J.W. Shail, D.C. Brainard, D.S. Anderson and J.B. Masiunas. 2015.  Mustard cover crops for biomass production and weed suppression in the Great Lakes Region.  Agronomy Journal 107: 1235-1249.
  • DiTommaso, A., M.R. Ryan, C.L. Mohler, D.C. Brainard, R.E. Schuler, L.L. Allee, J.E. Losey. 2014. Effect of Cry3Bb Bt Corn and Tefluthrin on Post-dispersal Weed Seed Predation.  Weed Science 62: 619-624.
  • Bryant, A., T. Coudron, D.C. Brainard and Z. Szendrei.  2014. Cover crop mulches influence biological control of the imported cabbageworm (Pieris rapae L., Lepidoptera: Pieridae) in cabbage. Biological Control 73: 75-83.
  • Hayden, Z.D., M. Ngouajio and D.C. Brainard. 2014.  Rye-vetch mixture proportion tradeoffs: Cover crop productivity, nitrogen accumulation, and weed suppression.  Agronomy Journal 106: 904-914.
  • Bryant, A., D.C. Brainard, E. Haramoto and Z. Szendrei.  2013. Cover crop mulch and weed management influence arthropod communities in strip-tilled cabbage (Brassica oleracea). Environmental Entomology 42: 293-306.
  • Brainard, D.C., E. Haramoto, M.M. Williams and S.B. Mirsky.  2013. Towards a no-till no-spray future?  Introduction to the symposium on non-chemical weed management in reduced tillage cropping systems. Weed Technology 27: 190-192.
  • Brainard, D.C., E. Peachey, E. Haramoto, J. Luna and A. Rangarajan.  2013. Weed ecology and management under strip-tillage:  Implications for Northern U.S. vegetable cropping systems.  Weed Technology 27: 218-230.
  • Kumar, V., S. Singh, R.S. Chhokar, R.K. Malik, D.C. Brainard and J.K. Ladha. 2013. Weed management strategies to reduce herbicide use in zero-tillage rice-wheat cropping systems of the Indo-Gangetic Plains. Weed Technology 27: 241-254.
  • Brainard, D.C., W.S. Curran, R.R. Bellinder, M. Ngouajio, M.J. VanGessel, M.J. Haar, W.T. Lanini and J.B. Masiunas. 2013. Temperature and relative humidity affect weed response to vinegar and clove oil based herbicides. Weed Technology 27: 156-164.
  • Haramoto, E. and D.C. Brainard.  2012.  Strip tillage and oat cover crops affect soil moisture and N mineralization patterns in cabbage.  HortScience 47: 1596-1602.
  • Hayden, Z.D., D.C. Brainard, B. Henshaw, and M. Ngouajio. 2012.  Winter annual weed suppression in rye-vetch cover crop mixtures.  Weed Technology 26: 818-825.
  • Brainard, D.C. and D.C. Noyes. 2012.  Strip-tillage and compost influence carrot quality, yield and net returns.HortScience 47:1073-1079.
  • Brainard, D.C., B. Henshaw and S. Snapp. 2012b. Hairy vetch varieties and bi-cultures influence cover crop services in strip-tilled sweet corn.  Agronomy Journal 104:629-638.
  • Brainard, D.C., J. Bakker, N. Myers and D.C. Noyes. 2012a. Rye living-mulch effects on soil moisture and weeds in asparagus.  HortScience 47:58-63.
  • Brainard, D.C., V. Kumar and R.R. Bellinder. 2011. Grass-legume mixtures and soil fertility affect cover crop performance and weed seed production.  Weed Technology 25:473-479
  • Kumar, V., D.C. Brainard, R.R. Bellinder and R.R. Hahn. 2011. Buckwheat residue effects on weed emergence, growth and seed survival in winter wheat (Triticum aestivum).  Weed Science 59:567-573.
  • Kumar, V., D.C. Brainard and R.R. Bellinder.  2009. Effects of spring-sown cover crops on establishment of hairy galinsoga (Galinsoga ciliata) and four vegetable crops.  HortScience 44: 730-736.  (second most read paper in HortScience in April 2012)
  • Chen, M., A.M. Shelton, P. Wang, C.A. Hoepting, W.C. Kain and D.C. Brainard.  2009.  Occurrence of the new invasive insect, Contarinia nasturtii (Keiffer) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), on cruciferous weeds.  Journal of Economic Entomology 102:115-120.
  • Kumar, V., D.C. Brainard and R.R. Bellinder.  2009.  Suppression of Powell amaranth (Amaranthus powellii) by buckwheat residues: Role of allelopathy.  Weed Science 57:66-73.
  • Brainard, D.C., R.R. Bellinder, R.R. Hahn, D. A. Shah. 2008.  Crop rotation, cover crop, and weed management effects on weed seedbanks and yields of snap bean, sweet corn and cabbage.  Weed Science56:434-441.
  • Kumar, V., D.C. Brainard and R.R. Bellinder.  2008. Suppression of Powell amaranth (Amaranthus powellii), shepherd’s-purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris), and corn chamomile (Anthemis arvensis) by buckwheat residues: Role of nitrogen and fungal pathogens.  Weed Science 56:271-280.
  • Hotchkiss, E. E., A. DiTommaso, D.C. Brainard and C.L. Mohler.  2008. Survival and performance of the invasive vine Vincetoxicum rossicum (Apocynaceae) from seeds of different embryony under two light environments.  American Journal of Botany 95:447-453.
  • Kumar, V., R. R. Bellinder, D.C. Brainard, R.K. Malik and R.K. Gupta. 2008. Risks of herbicide-resistant rice in India: A review.  Crop Protection 27:320-329.
  • Kumar, V., R.R. Bellinder, R.K. Gupta, R.K. Malik and D.C. Brainard. 2008. Role of herbicide-resistance in promoting resource conservation technologies in rice-wheat cropping systems of India: A review.  Crop Protection 27:290-301.
  • DavisA.S., D.C. Brainard, E.R. Gallandt. 2008. Introduction to the Invasive Plant Species and the New Bioeconomy Symposium. Weed Science 56:866.
  • Brainard, D.C., A. DiTommaso and C.L. Mohler.  2007. Intraspecific variation in seed characteristics ofAmaranthus powellii from habitats with contrasting crop rotation histories.  Weed Science 55:218-226. 
  • Rauch, R.J., R.R. Bellinder and D.C. Brainard.  2007. Using common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) control as a basis for reduction of fomesafen use in snap and dry beans.  Weed Technology 21:621-628.
  • Rauch, R.J., R.R. Bellinder, D.C. Brainard, M. Lane and J.E. Thies.  2007. Dissipation of fomesafen in New York State soils and potential to cause carry-over injury to sweet corn.  Weed Technology 21:206-212
  • Brainard, D.C., A. DiTommaso and C.L. Mohler.  2006. Intraspecific variation in germination response to ammonium nitrate of Amaranthus powellii originating from organic versus conventional vegetable farms. Weed Science 54:435-442.
  • Brainard, D.C., R.R. Bellinder and A. DiTommaso. 2005. Effects of canopy shade on the morphology, phenology, and seed characteristics of Powell amaranth. Weed Science 53:175-186.
  • DiTommaso, A., D.C. Brainard and B. Webster.  2005. Seed characteristics of the invasive alien vineVincetoxicum rossicum are affected by site, harvest date, and storage duration. Canadian Journal of Botany83:102-110.
  • Brainard, D.C., R.R. Bellinder and A.J. Miller.  2004. Cultivation and interseeding for weed control in transplanted cabbage (Brassica oleracea).  Weed Technology 18:704-710.
  • Brainard, D.C. and R.R. Bellinder.  2004. Weed suppression in a broccoli-winter rye intercropping system.Weed Science 52:281-290.
  • Brainard, D.C. and R.R. Bellinder.  2004. Assessing variability in Powell amaranth fecundity using a simulation model.  Weed Research 44:1-15.

 

Conference Abstracts

  • Lowry, C., D.C. Brainard, V. Kumar*, R.K. Malik, R.K. Jat, M. Singh, P. Kumar, A. Kumar, V Kumar, R.K. Joon, S. Poonia and A. McDonald.  2015.  Tillage and crop rotation influence the weed seedbank composition of wheat fields in the Eastern Gangetic Plains of India. Asian Pacific Weed Science Society, Hyderbad, India. October (Poster) *Kumar presented.
  • Noyes, D.C., D.C. Brainard and K. Steinke.  2015. Slow release fertilizer and N rate influence carrot quality and yield in Michigan processing carrots.  37th Annual International Carrot Conference, Alliston, ON. September (Oral).
  • Quinn, N.F., D.C. Brainard and Z. Szendrei, 2015.The Effect of Floral Intercropping on Beneficial Insects in Cucumbers.  Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, November (Oral)
  • Quinn, N.F., D.C. Brainard and Z. Szendrei, 2015.The Effect of Flowering Cover crops on Beneficial Insects.  KBS LTER Symposium, , East Lansing, MI, April  (Poster)
  • N. Quinn, J. Schmidt, D.C. Brainard and Z. Szendrei. 2014.  The effect of cover crop residue and reduced tillage on natural enemies, herbivores, and weed seeds in acorn squash (Cucurbita pepo var.turbinata).  62nd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Ten Minute Paper Competition.  Portland, OR. Nov. (Oral).  Talk won First Place in student competition.
  • Brainard, D.C., E. Haramoto, D.C. Noyes.  2014.  Long-term effects of strip tillage and cover crops on weed seedbank dynamics and profitability in vegetables.  Abstract no. 223.  Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, Feb. (Oral)
  • Hayden, Z.D., M. Ngouajio, and D.C. Brainard. 2014. Managing microbial mineralization and immobilization dynamics to moderate legume residue N availability. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA. November 2-5. (Oral)
  • Habteweld, A., D.C. Brainard, M. Ngouajio, S. Kravchenko, and H. Melakeberhan2014. Potential use of compost for managing nematodes, soil health and carrot yield. 6th International Congress of Nematology, Cape Town, South AfricaJournal of Nematology 46: 171. (Poster).
  • Lowry, C.J. and D.C. Brainard.  2014.  Zone tillage and cover crop spatial arrangement effects on weed emergence and competition in organic sweet corn production.  Abstract no. 334.  Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, Feb. (Oral)
  • Haramoto E. and D. C. Brainard.  2014. Can fungal pathogens, nitrogen, and moisture explain suppression of weed emergence in strip-tilled cabbage with cover crops? Abstract no. 225.  Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, Feb. (Oral)
  • Brainard, D.C., D.C. Noyes and R. Oomen.  2013.  Strip tillage, compost, and planting density effects on carrot quality and yield.  36th International Carrot Conference. Madison, WI, Aug. (Oral). Abstract 201. http://vcru.wisc.edu/simonlab/carrotconference/abstracts/201.htm
  • Noyes, D.C., D.C. Brainard and K. Steinke.  2013.  Impact of N fertilizer timing and placement on carrots and weeds in Michigan.  36th International Carrot Conference. Madison, WI, Aug. (Poster). Poster 11. http://vcru.wisc.edu/simonlab/carrotconference/abstracts/P11.htm
  • Haramoto, E.R., D.C. Brainard, S. Snapp and K. Kahmark.  2013.  Can strip tillage with deep fertilizer banding improve agronomic nitrogen use efficiency?  Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting.  Minneapolis, MN.  6 Aug.
  • Hayden, Z.D., M. Ngouajio and D.C. Brainard.  2013.  Planting date and staggered seeding affect biomass production and winter survival in a cereal-legume cover crop mixture. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting.  Minneapolis, MN.  6 Aug.
  • Hayden, Z.D., M. Ngouajio and D.C. Brainard. 2013.  Soil Nitrogen Dynamics and Organic Bell Pepper Yield Are Affected By Rye-Vetch Cover Crop Residue Quality and Plastic Mulch. ASHS Annual Conference, Palm Desert, CA.  July (Oral)
  • Björkman, T., J.W. Shail, D.C. Brainard, C.J. Lowry, J. Masiunas, and D. Anderson.  2013. Effect of late summer cover crops on weed management in organic vegetables in the Great Lakes Region. ASHS Annual Conference, Palm Desert, CA.  July (Poster).
  • Lowry, C.J., J.W. Shail, D.C. Brainard and T. Björkman. 2013. The optimal time to establish late-summer cover crops in the Great Lakes Region. ASHS Annual Conference, Palm Desert, CA.  July (Oral-Bjorkman presented).
  • Habteweld, A., D.C. Brainard, M. Ngouajio, S. Kravchenko, and H. Melakeberhan. 2013. Assessing the impact of compost amendment for managing nematodes and soil health in mineral soil to improve carrot production. Annual Meeting of the Society of Nematologists Meeting, Knoxville, Tennessee. Journal of Nematology 45: 298. (Poster).
  • Haramoto, E.R. and D.C. Brainard.  2013.  Tillage, cover crops, and crop competition affect weed growth and fecundity in cabbage.  Abstract no. 91.  Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, Feb. (Poster)
  • Lowry, C.J., T. Björkman, D.C. Brainard, J. Masiunas, J.W. Shail and D. Anderson.  2013. Tillage timing and summer cover crop effects on weed management in snap beans. Abstract no. 41. Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, Feb. (Poster)
  • Kumar, V., S. Singh, R.S. Chhokar, R.K. Malik, D.C. Brainard, M. Singh, P.C. Sharma, B.R. Kamboj, A. McDonald and J.K. Ladha. 2012. Conservation agriculture and weed management: Experiences from rice-wheat cropping systems of the Indo-Gangetic Plains.  Third International Agronomy Congress. IARI, Delhi. Nov. (Forthcoming)
  • Haramoto, E.R., D.C. Brainard, S. Snapp, and K. Kahmark.  2012.  Relative location of strips influences sweet corn yields, potentially leachable nitrate, and trace gas flux under strip tillage.  ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH. Nov. (Poster)
  • Bryant, A., D.C. Brainard and Z. Szendrei. 2012. Cover crop mulch and strip tillage influence biological control in cabbage (Brassica oleracea). Entomological Society of America, National Meeting. Knoxville, TN, Nov. (Oral)
  • Björkman, T., C. Lowry, D.C. Brainard and J.B. Masiunas. 2012.  The right time to plant fall crucifer cover crops in the Great Lakes Region.  Abstract number 58.  ASHS Annual Conference, Miami, FL, August 1. (Poster).
  • Brainard, D.C., E. Haramoto and D. Noyes. 2012. Tillage and cover crop effects on weed management in snap beans.  Abstract no. 57. Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, HA, Feb. (Poster)
  • Brainard, D.C., E. Haramoto, A. Ranagarjan, J. Luna and E. Peachy. 2012. Weed ecology and management under strip-tillage:  Experiences from Northern vegetable cropping systems.  Abstract no. 183. Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, HA, Feb. (Oral)
  • Benedict, C.A., R. Bellinder and D.C. Brainard. 2012. Crop rotation and weed management intensity effects on weed populations in a multi-year study. Abstract no. 210. Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, HA, Feb. (Oral)
  • Lowry, C. and D.C. Brainard. 2012. Make the most of your compost: Impact of compost rate and placement on suppression of weed emergence. Abstract no. 141. Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, HA, Feb. (Poster)
  • Haramoto. and D.C. Brainard. 2012. Impacts of strip tillage and cover cropping on weed emergence in cabbage. Abstract no. 298. Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, HA, Feb. (Oral)
  • Bjorkman, T., D.C. Brainard and J. Masiunas. 2011.  Planting opportunities for successful establishment of summer cover crops integrated into organic vegetable production systems in the Great Lakes region. ASHS Annual Conference, Waikoloa, HA, September 25-28. HortScience 46(9): S260 (Poster; Brainard presented)
  • Brainard, D.C. 2011.  Rye living-mulch effects on soil moisture and weeds in asparagus. ASHS Annual Conference, Waikoloa, HA, September 25-28. HortScience 46(9): S216 (Poster)
  • Haramoto, E.R. and D.C. Brainard. 2011. Strip tillage for cabbage production: Impacts on soil, weed emergence, and cabbage yield.  ASHS Annual Conference, Waikoloa, HA, September 25-28. HortScience 46(9): S260 (Oral)
  • Hayden, Z.D., M. Ngouajio and D.C. Brainard. 2011.  Rye-vetch cover crop species proportion and polyethylene mulch affect total biomass production, soil nitrate accumulation, and bell pepper yield.   ASHS Annual Conference, Waikoloa, HA, September 25-28. HortScience 46(9): S258 (Poster)
  • Bryant, A., D.C. Brainard and Z. Szendrei. 2011.  Cabbage cover crops: better early or late? The impact of cover crop kill date on herbivore and natural enemy communities. North Central Branch Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, March (Oral).
  • Bryant, A., D.C. Brainard and Z. Szendrei. 2011. Changing herbivore and natural enemy community structures with habitat management in cabbage (Brassica oleracea).       Entomological Society of America, National Meeting, Reno, Nevada. November (Oral)
  • Brainard, D.C., B.E. Henshaw, Z. Hayden and M. Ngouajio.  2011. Tillage and cover crop effects on winter annual weeds in vegetable cropping systems.  Abstract no. 141.  Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, February (Poster)
  • Haramoto, E. and D.C. Brainard. 2011.  Weed emergence and growth in strip-tilled systems:  Seperating the effects of tillage, cover crops, and crop competition.  Abstract no. 88. Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, February (Poster)
  • Kumar, V., M. Gathala, D.C. Brainard, Y.S. Saharawat, and J.K. Ladha. 2011. Challenges and progress for weed management in dry direct-seeded rice in the Indo-Gangetic Plains, ACIAR (Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research) workshop Toward double zero-tillage in rice-wheat systems of IGP.  February (Oral)
  • Henshaw, B.E. and D.C. Brainard. 2010. Optimizing hairy vetch management in strip-tilled sweet corn.  Proceedings from 107th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Horticultural Science. Palm Desert, CA. pp 17. August (Poster)
  • Brainard, D.C., N. Myers, R. Oomen and S. Grandy.  2010. Strip-tillage, compost and planting density effects on carrot quality and yield.  Proceedings from 107th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Horticultural Science. Palm Desert, CA. pp 93. August (Poster)
  • Brainard, D.C., K. Maredia. 2010. Promoting resource-conservation technologies in Northern India through Michigan State Universities South Asia Partnership.   Proceedings from 107th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Horticultural Science. Palm Desert, CA. pp 27. August (Oral)
  • Hayden, Z.D., M. Ngouajio, and D.C. Brainard.  2010. Optimizing component species proportions in a cereal-legume cover crop mixture under organic management.  28th International Horticultural Congress, Lisbon, Portugal, 22-27 August. (Oral)
  • Brainard, D.C., R.R. Bellinder, W.S. Curran, M. Ngouajio, M.J. VanGessel, M.J. Haar, J.B. Masiunas and W.T. Lanini. 2009. Rate-response of mustard and weeds to clove oil and vinegar across multiple states. Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, February. (Oral)
  • Brainard, D.C., V. Kumar, R.R. Bellinder and C. Benedict.  2009. Variation in seed size and germination characteristics of spring versus fall cohorts of corn chamomile (Anthemis arvensis). Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, February. (Oral)
  • Brainard, D.C., V. Kumar, R.R. Bellinder, and C. Benedict. 2008. Biology and integrated management of corn chamomile (Anthemis arvensis). American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, July. (Oral)
  • Brainard, D.C., R.R. Bellinder, R.R. Hahn, and D.A. Shah. 2008. Crop rotation, cover crop, and weed management effects on weed seedbanks and yields in snap beans, sweet corn, and cabbage. Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, February. (Oral)
  • Kumar, V., D.C. Brainard, and R.R. Bellinder. 2008. Effects of spring-sown cover crops on seed production and emergence of hairy galinsoga (Galinsoga ciliata) and establishment of four vegetable crops. Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, February. (Oral)
  • Hotchkiss, E.E., A. DiTommaso, D.C. Brainard, and C.L. Mohler. 2007. Survival and performance of the invasive vine pale swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum rossicum) under two light environments and originating from seeds of different polyembryonic class. Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, February. (Poster)
  • Brainard, D.C., R.R. Bellinder and V. Kumar. 2007. Effects of floating row cover on weed emergence and stale seed bed performance. Northeastern Weed Science Society Annual Meeting, NY, NY, January. (Oral)
  • Brainard, D.C. and A. DiTommaso. 2006. Comparison of growth and seed characteristics of one triazine resistant and 20 susceptible Powell amaranth populations. Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, New York, NY, February. (Poster)
  • DiTommaso, A., M.E. Krasny, and D.C. Brainard. 2005. Cornell Weed Watch: A new citizen science program on urban weeds. Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HA, February. (Poster)
  • Brainard, D.C., A. DiTommaso and T.L. Setter. 2005. Effects of maternal drought and nitrogen stress on seed germination of two populations of Powell amaranth. Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HA, February. (Poster; Presented by DiTommaso)
  • Brainard, D.C., A. DiTommaso, and C.L. Mohler. 2005. Ecotypic variation in seed characteristics of Powell amaranth from habitats with contrasting crop rotation histories. Northeastern Weed Science Society Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January. (Oral)
  • Brainard, D.C., A. DiTommaso and C.L. Mohler 2004. Ecotypic variation in germination response of Powell amaranth seeds to ammonium nitrate. Northeastern Weed Science Society Annual Meeting, Cambridge, MA, January. (Oral)
  • Brainard, D.C.  2004. Implementing a Weed Watch program in your community garden. American Community Garden Association Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada. (Oral)
  • DiTommaso, A., A.B. Webster, D.C. Brainard, and N. Hubert. 2003. Seed germination of Vincetoxicum rossicum from contrasting habitats. New England Invasive Plant Summit, Framingham, MA, September. (Poster; Brainard presented)
  • Brainard, D.C. and R.R. Bellinder. 2003. Assessing the influence of climate and competitive environment on Powell amaranth fecundity using a simulation model. Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL, February. (Oral)
  • Brainard, D.C. and R.R. Bellinder. 2002. Influence of competitive environment on morphology, phenology and seed production of Powell amaranth and hairy galinsoga. Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Reno, NV, February. (Oral)
  • Brainard, D.C. and R.R. Bellinder, R.R. 2001. Effects of cultivation and interseeded cover crops on weed suppression and cover crop establishment in transplanted fall kale and broccoli. The British Crop Protection Conference. Brighton, UK, November. (Poster)
  • Brainard, D.C. and R.R. Bellinder. 2000. Combining cultivation and interseeded winter rye in transplanted fall broccoli to minimize yield loss and weed seed production. Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Greensboro, NC, February. (Oral)

 

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Research Aides

  • Sam Callow        2016
  • Paul Fowler       2015
  • Katlin Blaine      2015
  • Jamili Batista de Matos  2015
  • Drew Vandergrift           2015
  • Marisa VanDamme         2015
  • Alexis Snyder     2012-2015
  • Keren Terry        2014
  • Simon Anderson            2014
  • David Cronkright           2014
  • Markah Frost      2014
  • Max Kokmeyer   2014
  • Sam Peck          2011-2014
  • Jean Bronson     2013
  • Paul Gibson       2013
  • Hannah Gray      2013
  • Sarah Willis        2013
  • Tim Vinke           2013
  • Zack Payne        2012
  • Dan Briseno       2012
  • Heather Greyerbiehl       2012
  • Frank Horton      2012
  • Devon Rossman            2012
  • Rachel Cross     2010-12
  • David Allen        2011
  • Charlsey Hoehn  2011
  • Jacob Uebler     2011
  • Meaghan Rich    2011
  • Nathan Robinson           2011
  • Mitchell Zost      2009-10
  • Nicholas Zimmer           2009-10
  • Emma Baker     2010
  • Rachael Smith    2010
  • Jeffrey Mann      2010
  • Mary Fledger      2010
  • James Manning  2010
  • Jordan Kozelka  2009
  • Daryl Lederle      2008-09
  • Nicholas Parton  2008