Jason Ferrell biography
Jason Ferrell is a Professor in the Agronomy Department at the University of Florida. Dr. Ferrell’s program consists of developing weed management programs for agronomic crops, pastures and industrial sites. Since joining the university in 2004 with a 65% extension and 35% research appointment, Dr. Ferrell has conducted over 400 extension meetings, written over 300 articles for extension newsletters and trade magazines, published 80 refereed scientific articles, and mentored 19 graduate students. He currently serves as Editor for Journal of Aquatic Plant Management (2013-present). Dr. Ferrell has also been honored with the Dallas Townsend Extension Enhancement Award, Outstanding Specialist Award, Researcher of the Year by the Florida Cattleman’s Association, Early Career Weed Scientist of the Year by Southern Weed Science Society, and Outstanding Weed Scientist by the Florida Weed Science Society. He and his wife Amber have 3 children – Abby, Emma and Nathan.
VITA PERSONAL INFORMATION
Name: Jason Ferrell
Business Address: University of Florida,
1425 Museum Rd
Gainesville, FL 32611
Present Rank: Professor, Agronomy – Weed Science
Current Appointment: 0.35 FTE Research, 0.65 FTE Extension
Ph.D. 2003 University of Georgia – Athens Major: Agronomy – Weed Science
M.S. 2000 University of Kentucky – Lexington Major: Plant and Soil Science – Weed Science
B.S. 1998 University of Kentucky – Lexington Major: Plant and Soil Science
University of Florida – Professor 2014 – present
University of Florida – Associate Professor 2009 – 2014
University of Florida – Assistant Professor 2004 – 2009
2003 – 2004 University of Georgia Research Associate
2000 – 2003 University of Georgia Graduate Research Assistant
1998 – 2000 University of Kentucky Graduate Research Assistant
HONORS AND AWARDS
2013 Early Career Weed Scientist. South. Weed Sci. Soc.
2011 Dallas Townsend Extension Enhancement Award
2011 Weed Scientist of the Year. Florida Weed Science Society
2008 Researcher of the Year – Florida Cattleman Association
2008 Outstanding Extension Specialist – FL Assoc. of County Agents
2006 Outstanding Reviewer – Weed Science Society of America
The research effort (35%) is directed to finding solutions to current and developing weed management problems such as invasive species management and herbicide resistance weed management in crop and pasture settings. Another effort is dedicated toward better understanding of herbicide/crop interaction, specifically the influence of herbicide injury on crop yield.
Graduate Student Training
Chair/Co-chair – 5 Ph.D. 14 M.S.
Selected Refereed Publications (80 total):
Smith, H.C. g, J. A. Ferrell, T. J. Koschnick. 2015. Flurprimidol performance on ornamental species in relation to trimming time and method of application. Hort Sci. 49:1305-1308.
Ferrell, J. A., B. Sellers, R. Leon. 2014. Management of spreading prickly pear (Opuntia humifusa) with fluroxypyr and aminopyralid. Weed Technol. In Press.
Leon, R. G., J. A. Ferrell, and B. Brecke. 2014. Impact of exposure to 2,4-D and dicamba on peanut injury and yield. Weed Technol. 28:465-470.
Fernandez, J. V.g, D. C. Odero, G. E. MacDonald, and J. Ferrell. 2014. Parthenium hysterophorus L. control in response to pyraflufen-ethyl application. Crop Prot. 57:35-37.
Castillo, M.S. g, L.E. Sollenberger, J.A. Ferrell, A.R. Blount, M.J. Williams, and C.L. Mackowiak. 2014. Seedbed preparation techniques and weed control strategies for strip-planting rhizome peanut into warm-season grass pastures. Crop Sci. 54: 1868-1875.
Colvin, B. C.g, D. L. Rowland, J. A. Ferrell, and W. H. Faircloth. 2013. Development of a digital analysis system to evaluate peanut maturity. Peanut Sci. 40:1-9.
Campbel, D. N g, D. L. Rowland, R. W. Schnell, J. A. Ferrell, and A. C. Wilkie. 2014. Developing a castor production system in Florida, US: Evaluating crop phenology and response to management. Ind. Crop. Prod. 53:217-227.
Morichetti, S.g, J. Cantero, C. Nunez, G. Barboza, L. Espinar, A. Amuchastegui y J. Ferrell. 2013. Sobre La Presencia De AMARANTHUS PALMERI (Amaranthaceae) En Argentina. Bol. Soc. Argent. Bot. 8 pages. 48:347-354.
Trade Journal Publications: 85 Extension Publications: 110
Newsletter Publications: 151