Alex Ceseski

PhD, Kassim Al-Khatib Lab, Plant Sciences, Small grains/Agronomy, Rice.

Key words: Weeds, Crop Protection, Competition, Herbicide Resistance

I’m surveying the incidence and types of resistance to ALS-inhibiting herbicides in smallflower umbrella sedge (Cyperus difformis) found throughout the California rice-production area, and will hopefully be able to describe the metabolic and genetic bases of resistance in several candidate smallflower populations. I’m also investigating the effects of burial depth of drill-seeded rice on competitive weed pressure.