Concepts of integrated pest management and the strategies and tactics employed in the practical application of these concepts.
BSPM 302 or BSPM 308 or BSPM 361.
Dr. Todd Gaines is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management at Colorado State University. His specialization is in molecular weed science and functional weed genomics. He grew up on a wheat farm in Colorado and completed his PhD in weed science at CSU, followed by post-docs in Western Australia (University of Western Australia, Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative with Prof. Stephen Powles) and Germany (Bayer CropScience, Weed Resistance Competence Center). His research goal is to support sustainable weed management in cropping systems. Projects in his research group include identifying the molecular and genetic basis of herbicide resistance mechanisms and other genetic traits in weeds, and developing rapid molecular diagnostics for herbicide resistance.