Welcome Dr. Stephen Meyers

Dr. Stephen Meyers

Earlier this month Dr. Stephen Meyers joined the faculty in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture as an Assistant Professor. His research and extension efforts will focus on weed management in specialty crops. Before returning to Purdue he served as an Associate Extension/Research Professor and Sweetpotato Extension Specialist with Mississippi State University where he conducted practical crop production, pest management, and value-added research to address stakeholder concerns and needs. He also co-managed a 640 acre research station in North Mississippi that focused on sweetpotato, cotton, corn, and soybean research. Stephen grew up in Rensselaer, Indiana (Jasper County) and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in 2007 where he majored in Horticultural Production and Marketing and minored in Weed Science. Upon graduation, he pursued a M.S. and Ph.D. in Horticulture at North Carolina State University (2009 and 2012, respectively) conducting weed management research in numerous vegetable, small fruit, and tree fruit crops. Dr. Meyers will conduct research in weed biology, weed-crop interactions, herbicide tolerance, and integrated weed management strategies and provide the state’s specialty crop producers with timely, research-based weed management recommendations. He looks forward to meeting the state’s specialty crop producers and working collaboratively to address their weed-related concerns.

Dr. Meyers can be reached by email (slmeyers@purdue.edu) or phone (765) 496-6540.  Also, you can follow Dr. Meyers on Twitter (@stephenlmeyers).

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