Greg Kruger joined University of Nebraska-Lincoln as an assistant professor and cropping systems specialist in UNL’s Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte early this year.
- Ph.D. Purdue University, Weed Science, 2010
- M.S. Purdue University, Plant Pathology, 2006
- B.S. The Ohio State University, Agribusiness and Applied Economics, 2004
Examples of Current Research/Extension Programs:
My research revolves around weed management and crop production agriculture and providing field-based research, which addresses current issues in pest management, soil fertility, aboitic stress management, and other production factors.
I enjoy investigating impact of herbicide resistance traits and other pest management tools, impact of environmental variability and interactions between multiple factors within cropping systems. I am also interested in working on sustainability and economic feasibility of agronomic management practices.
My research revolves around maximizing yield and profitability in various cropping systems as well. I want my research to reflect “real-world” problems and solutions, which growers can use to be more sustainable.
- Variety Trials
- Spray Application Technology including but not limited to drift mitigation and pesticide efficacy
- Pesticide Resistance
- Drought Stress Effects on Crops/Drought Effect Mitigation/Drought Tolerance, etc.
- Cropping Systems (Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Sorghum, Sunflower)
- Variety Trials
- Pesticide Applications
- Pesticide Resistance Management
Examples of Past Research/Extension Programs:
- Herbicide resistant weeds
- Root-knot nematode management
Greg R. Kruger, Vince M. Davis, Stephen C. Weller, and William G. Johnson. Control of horseweed (Conyza Canadensis) with growth regulator herbicides. Weed Technology (In press).
Greg R. Kruger, Vince M. Davis, Stephen C. Weller, and William G. Johnson. Growth and seed production of horseweed (Conyza Canadensis) populations after exposure to postemergence 2,4-D. Weed Science (In press).
Greg R. Kruger, Vince M. Davis, Stephen C. Weller, Jeff M. Stachler, Mark M. Loux, and William G. Johnson. 2009. Frequency, distribution, and characterization of horseweed biotypes with resistance to glyphosate and ALS-inhibiting herbicides. Weed Science 57:652-659.
Greg R. Kruger, William G. Johnson, Stephen C. Weller, Micheal D. K. Owen, David R. Shaw, John W. Wilcut, David L. Jordan, Robert G. Wilson, Mark L. Bernards, and Bryan G. Young. 2009. U.S. grower views on problematic weeds and changes in weed pressure in glyphosate-resistant corn, cotton, and soybean cropping systems. Weed Technology 23:162-166.
Greg R. Kruger, Vince M. Davis, Stephen C. Weller, and William G. Johnson. 2008. Response and survival of rosette-stage horseweed (Conyza canadensis) after exposure to 2,4-D. Weed Science 56:748-752.
Greg R. Kruger, Lijuan Xing, Allen R. LeRoy, and Andreas Westphal. 2008. Meloidogyne incognita resistance in soybean under Midwest conditions. Crop Science 48:716-726.
Greg R. Kruger, Lijuan Xing, Judith B. Santini, and Andreas Westphal. 2007. Distribution and damage caused by root-knot nematodes on soybean in Southwest Indiana. Online. Plant Health Progress. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-2007-1031-01-RS.