Reid Smeda, PhD


Plant Science & Technology

Contact Information

Phone 573-882-1329
Address 204A Waters Hall
Website MU Weed Science


BS, Crop and Soil Sciences, Michigan State University
MS, Horticulture (Weed Sciences), Michigan State University
PhD, Horticulture (Plant Physiology), Purdue University


Reid Smeda is a weed physiologist and has a research/teaching appointment in weed science.

His research focuses on:

  1. Development of alternative weed management systems for corn, soybean and vegetables.
  2. Identification of resistance mechanisms in herbicide-resistant weeds.
  3. Biology and control of invasive weeds in roadside and other non-crop areas.

He teaches Principles of Weed Science and co-instructs a graduate course on Weed Science Research Principles and Techniques. He also serves as the Director for Undergraduate Programs in the Division of Plant Sciences.

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