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:
- Development of alternative weed management systems for corn, soybean and vegetables.
- Identification of resistance mechanisms in herbicide-resistant weeds.
- 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.