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Dr. Darren Robinson

Degrees

  • Ph.D. (Agr.) Weed Science - University of Guelph
  • M.Sc. (Bot.) Plant Pathology - University of Manitoba
  • B. Sc. (Biol.) Plant Ecology - University of Winnipeg

Research Interests

My research interests are weed management in vegetable crops, the influence of cultural practices and soil fertility on crop-weed competition, and the effect of herbicide residues on production of vegetable crops. The management of weeds in vegetable crops has been a significant component of this research program, and currently is focussed on the development of integrated weed management strategies.

Recent or current projects include:

  • Effect of bicyclopyrone residues on high value crops
  • How do herbicide residues affect cover crop establishment, growth and ability to compete with weeds?
  • Interactions between dinitroaniline, acetyl coenzyme A-inhibiting, and photosystem II-inhibiting herbicides in tomato
  • How do cumulative stress factors (drift, hail and herbicide application timing) affect development and productivity of tomato?

Refereed Publications

View the complete list of Dr. Darren Robinson’s scientific publications on Google Scholar.

Selected Publications

  • Robinson, D.E.* and McNaughton, K. 2021. In preparation. Cultivar and application timing influence saflufenacil tolerance in processing pea. Weed Technol.
  • Westerveld, D.B.*, Soltani, N., Hooker, D.C. Robinson, D.E. and Sikkema, P.H. 2021. Biologically effective dose of bromoxynil applied alone and mixed with metribuzin for the control of glyphosate-resistant horseweed in soybean. Weed Technol. 1-6. doi.org/10.1017/wet.2021.12
  • Simonton, T.E.*, Robinson, D., Gillard, C., Jordan. K. and Trueman, C.L. 2021. Transmission of Xanthomonas gardneri to tomato seedlings during transportation and transplanting. Crop Prot. 141. doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2020.105472
  • Willemse, C.*, Soltani, N, Benoit, L., Jhala, A.J., Hooker, D.C., Robinson, D.E., Sikkema, P.H. 2021. Early postemergence herbicide tank-mixtures for control of waterhemp resistant to four herbicide modes of action in corn. Agric. Sci. 12: 254-369.
  • Langdon, N.M.*, Soltani, N., Raedar, A.J., Hooker, D.C., Robinson, D.E. and Sikkema, P.H. 2021. Time-of-day effect on weed control efficacy with tolpyralate plus atrazine. Weed Technol. 35: 149-154.

Conference Abstracts

  • Sikkema, P.H., Hooker, D.C., Westerveld, D.* and Robinson, D.E. 2021. Biologically effective dose of bromoxynil, applied alone and tankmixed with metribuzin, for the control of glyphosate-resistant Canada fleabane (Conyza canadensis) applied preplant in soybean. Presented at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Weed Science Society of America (288)
  • Robinson, D.E.* and McNaughton, K. 2020. Management of triazine resistant weeds in tomato. Presented at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Weed Science Society (24)
  • Willemse, C.*, Soltani, N, Hooker, D, Jhala, A., Robinson, D. and Sikkema, P. 2020. Control of multiple-herbicide-resistant waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus) in corn with postemergence herbicides. Presented at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Weed Science Society (24)

Potential Graduate Students

I am looking for students interested in vegetable crop weed management, with an emphasis on mechanisms of competition or plant-soil relationships. Specific research questions include:

  1. How do herbicide residues affect vegetable production and cover crop function?
  2. How do you control weeds in vegetable crops, and what is the impact of competition on crop yield?
  3. How does cumulative stress affect development and productivity of vegetable crops?

Experience in plant ecology, plant-soil interactions, and/or weed science would be useful. For more information, please contact me using the information above.

Last Modified: July 29, 2021