Friday, April 7, 2017 – Reynolds Alumni Center

2010 J.W. Burch Award: Kevin Bradley

Kevin Bradley

KEVIN BRADLEY, assistant professor in Plant Sciences, is developing cost-effective and environmentally sound weed management systems for use in grain crops and forages. His extension program uses a stepwise procedure including needs assessment, prioritization, implementation and documentation of impact. Through this process, he is creating new weed management technologies, advancing prevention and management of glyphosate-resistant weeds, and identifying pasture weed management procedures.

"Dr. Bradley has directly contributed to the economic viability of thousands of Missouri farmers," said Mike Collins, director of the Division of Plant Sciences. "His weed management recommendations reduce herbicide expenditures by at least $10 per acre. With more than 20 million Missouri acres of corn, soybean and pasture, it is easy to estimate the potential impact. Controlling common pasture weeds would increase forage yield by more than 400 pound per acre."


"HE IS AN EXCELLENT EDUCATOR AND COMMUNICATOR. MANY GROWERS AND AGRI-BUSINESS PEOPLE WILL CROWD HIS EXTENSION SESSIONS. DR. BRADLEY IS ABLE TO TAKE COMPLEX SUBJECTS AND COMMUNICATE THE INFORMATION IN A WAY THAT HELPS GROWERS UNDERSTAND HOW TO APPLY THIS KNOWLEDGE TO THEIR FARMING OPERATIONS."

—Wayne Flanary, MU Extension regional agronomist


"Dr. Bradley is also a prolific writer who has authored a number of Extension publications, newsletter articles and websites," commented William Johnson, associate professor, Purdue University. "His materials are well written and really get to the point of the problem and offer real solutions that are pertinent to growers. He has done an excellent job of training graduate students as scientists and for future employment."