Department: Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science

Shawn Askew

S_askew-shawnAssociate Professor and Extension specialist
Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science

Expert in turfgrass and weeds affecting plants, herbicide action in plants, and fate of herbicides in plants and environment

saskew@vt.edu
540-231-5807
https://www.ppws.vt.edu/people/faculty/askew-shawn.html

Expertise

  • Turfgrass
  • Lawns
  • Weed identification
  • Weed management
  • Herbicide resistance
  • Herbicide physiology
  • Integrated pest management

Maria Balota

Maria BalotaAssociate professor and Extension specialist
Tidewater Agricultural and Research Extension Center
Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science

Expert in crop production and environmental factors affecting yield and quality

mbalota@vt.edu
757-657-6450
http://arec.vaes.vt.edu/arec/tidewater/people/balota-bio.html

Expertise

  • Crop stress tolerance, mechanisms for drought and heat tolerance
  • Ground and aerial imagery for crop assessment
  • Field crops yield, quality and variety evaluation, including peanut and sorghum
  • Agriculture and environmental sustainability

Anton Baudoin

Anton BaudoinAssociate professor
Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science
Agricultural Technology Program

Expert in pathogens and nematodes affecting plants; and integrated pest management systems

abaudoin@vt.edu
540-231-5757
http://www.ppws.vt.edu/people/faculty/baudoin-anton.html

Expertise

  • Pests and pesticides, fungicides
  • Integrated pest management
  • Plant pathogens
  • Grape diseases, downy mildew, powdery mildew, Botrytis

Charlie Cahoon

cahoon-charlieAssistant professor, Extension weed specialist
Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center
Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science

Expert in weed management strategies

cwcahoon@vt.edu
757-414-0724
http://arec.vaes.vt.edu/arec/eastern-shore/people/cahoon-bio.html

Expertise

  • Weed management
  • Vegetable crops
  • Cotton
  • Peanut
  • Other row crops including corn, sorghum, soybean, and small grains
  • Herbicide-resistant weeds including common ragweed, Italian ryegrass, marestail, and Palmer amaranth

Jeffrey Derr

Jeffrey DerrProfessor and Extension specialist
Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center
Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science

Expert in weed science

jderr@vt.edu
757-363-3912
http://arec.vaes.vt.edu/arec/hampton-roads/people/derr-bio.html

Expertise

  • Weed management in nursery and fruit production and in landscape maintenance
  • Turfgrass and ornamental bed weed control
  • Herbicide use
  • Invasive plant species
  • Integrated pest management of weeds