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Research Methods

We quantify weed emergence, survivorship, fecundity, and propagule survivorship in the soil.

These parameters can be used to assess the weed suppressiveness of different cropping systems.

Plot Work

Soil Flats

Counting Seeds

Data Collection

We use image analysis to quantify ground cover in cropping systems.

We assess growth of crops and cover crops and measure other environmental variables to understand how weed and crop management affect the larger agroecosystem.

Flats with plants

Plants growing in rows