Biography for Dr. Reid J. Smeda
Dr. Smeda is a Professor of Weed Science in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri. He received a B.S. degree in Crop and Soil Science from Michigan State University in 1982, an M.S. in Horticulture from Michigan State University in 1985, and a Ph.D. in Horticulture from Purdue University in 1990. He has been employed as a faculty member in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri since 1996. His teaching appointment involves instruction of undergraduate and graduate courses in weed science. His research program encompasses: weed biology and management of problem species in agronomic crops as well as non-crop areas (roadside and railroad right-of-way); physiology and mechanism(s) for weed species resistant to herbicides; and management of invasive species in pasture, roadside, and railroad habitats. Dr. Smeda has trained 4 Ph.D. students and 23 M.S. students. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers and currently is co-writing an undergraduate textbook in Weed Science.
ents and 21 M.S. students. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers.
Reid J. Smeda, Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri
Ph.D. 1990 Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (Major: Horticulture)
M.S. 1984 Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI (Major: Horticulture)
B.S. 1982 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (Major: Crop and Soil Science; Minor: Integrated Pest Management)
Professional and Academic Appointments:
Professor, Division of Plant Sciences (2012–present)
Associate Professor, Division of Plant Sciences (2003–2011)
Director for Undergraduate Programs, Division of Plant Sciences (2003–present)
Assistant Professor of Agronomy (1996-2002)
Plant Physiologist, USDA-ARS, Stoneville, MS (1991-1996)
Honors and Awards:
2014 Book proposal to prepared an undergraduate textbook in Weed Science accepted by Wiley Press; I will serve as co-author with due date of 2016
2009 Distinguished Achievement Award, Education; North Central Weed Science Society (presented to 1 scientist per year throughout the 16 states in the North Central Region)
2009 Golden Apple Teaching Award, CAFNR; awarded to 1 faculty member/year
2008 University/Industry Award, National Roadside Vegetation Management Association
2002 Outstanding Agronomy Faculty for 2001; presented to 1 faculty member by the undergraduate Agronomy Club
2002 CAFNR Junior Faculty Teaching Award; College awards 1 faculty/year
2001 Division of Student Affairs (MU) Excellence in Education Award; 5 faculty campus-wide/year
59 Peer-reviewed journal articles
9 Book chapters and invited proceedings
11 Extension publications
PLNT S 1125; People, Plants & Environment (spring semester, 3 credits, 2003-2010)
PLNT S 3210; Principles of Weed Science (fall semester, 4 credits, 1996-present)
PLNT S 3385; Problems in Plant Sci. (each semester, variable credit, 2003-present)
PLNT S 4940; Internship in Plant Sci. (each semester, 3 credits, 2003-present)
PLNT S 4950; Undergraduate Research (each semester, 3 credits, 2003-present)
PLNT S 8410; Advanced Weed Science (fall of odd years, 3 credits, 1997-present)
D. advisor 4
S. advisor 21
Undergraduate advisees 61 graduated since 2003
Director for Undergraduate Programs in the Division of Plant Sciences. Responsibilities include: academic advisement of >30 undergraduate students concurrently; providing direction for improving the quality and diversity of core and elective courses within the Plant Sciences curriculum; and oversight for the disbursement of over $25,000 annually in continuing scholarships.
Area of research:
Research foci include: a) biology and management of problem weed species in agronomic crops; b) physiology and mechanism(s) for weed species resistant to herbicides; and c) control of invasive species in non-crop and industrial vegetation management habitats.
Shauck, T.C. and R.J. Smeda. 2012. Management of volunteer corn (Zea mays L.) with glufosinate or imazethapyr + imazapyr in transgenic corn. Weed Technol. 26:417-421.
Harder, D.B., K.A. Nelson and R.J. Smeda. 2012. Management options and factors affecting control of a common waterhemp (Amaranthus rudis) biotype resistant to protoporphyrinogen oxidase-inhibiting herbicides. International Journal of Agron. Doi:10.1155/2012/514765.
Binkholder, K.M., B.S. Fresenburg, T.C. Teuton, Xi Xiong, and R.J. Smeda. 2011. Selection of glyphosate-resistant annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) on a golf course. Weed Science. 59:286-289.
Bentivegna, D.J. and R.J. Smeda. 2011a. Seed production of cutleaf teasel (Dipsacus laciniatus) in central Missouri. Biologia 66:807-812.
Bentivegna, D.J. and R.J. Smeda. 2011b. Cutleaf teasel (Dipsacus laciniatus) seed development and persistence. Invasive Plant Science and Management 4:31-37.
Johnson, B., B. Young, J. Matthews, P. Marquardt, C. Slack, K. Bradley, A. York, S. Culpepper, A. Hager, K. Al-Khatib, L. Steckel, M. Moechnig, M. Loux, M. Bernards, and R. Smeda. 2010. Weed control in dicamba-resistant soybeans. Crop Management doi:10.1094/CM-2010-0920-01-RS.
Schuster, C.L. and R.J. Smeda. 2007. Management of Amaranthus rudis S. in glyphosate-resistant corn (Zea mays L.) and soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.). Crop Protection 26:1436-1443.
Cordes, J.C., W.G. Johnson, P. Scharf, and R.J. Smeda. 2004. Late-emerging common waterhemp (Amaranthus rudis) interference in conventional tillage corn. Weed Technology 18:999-1005.
Sellers, B.A., R.J. Smeda, W.G. Johnson, and J.A. Kendig. 2003. Comparative growth of six Amaranthus species in Missouri. Weed Science 51:329-333.