Dr. Ramon G. Leon

Research: Weed Science

Dr. Leon's research program is the area of Weed Science, but it expands to plant biology and ecology and agronomy and crop production. The main objective of his research is to develop weed management strategies that ensure long-term successful production in agroecosystems by using information about weed biology and ecology to design and better use weed control tools such as herbicides, mechanical control, and especially cultural practices. In order to achieve this goal, he has three lines of work:

  1. Characterization of growth requirements and adaptive traits of weeds of economic importance in Florida agroecosystems
  2. Development of weed control tools and integrated management strategies to suppress weed populations
  3. Characterization of crop genetic diversity for weed suppressive ability, weed tolerance and increased herbicide tolerance

Dr. Ramon G. Leon, Assistant Professor