B.Sc. Biology, University of Winnipeg;
M.Sc. Plant Pathology, University of Manitoba;
Ph.D. Weed Crop Competition, University of Guelph
My research interests are weed management in vegetable crops, the influence of cultural practices and soil fertility on crop-weed competition, and the effect of herbicide residues on production of vegetable crops. The management of weeds in vegetable crops has been a significant component of this research program, and currently is focused on the development of integrated weed management strategies. Recent or current projects include:
- Effect of pyroxasulfone residues on high value crops
- Weed management in processing peas
- Control of linuron-resistant green pigweed in carrot
- Integration of cover crops in seed corn and snap bean rotations
- Use of micro-rates for weed control in red beet
- Weed competition and light attenuation in living mulch systems for sweet corn
Rojas, M.A., L.L. Van Eerd, I.P. O’Halloran, P.H. Sikkema and D.E. Robinson. (2016). Effect of herbicide residues on fall-seeded cover crops influence soil aggregate stability and mineral N. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. DOI: 10.1139/cjps-2016-0078.
Taziar, A.N., N. Soltani, C. Shropshire, D.E. Robinson, M. Long, C.L. Gillard and P.H. Sikkema. (2016). Sulfentrazone tank mix partners for weed control in white bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 96: 1037-1044.
Li, Z., R. Van Acker, D.E. Robinson, N. Soltani and P.H. Sikkema. (2015). Halosulfuron tank mixes applied PRE in white bean. Weed Technology. 30: 57-66.
Yu, L., L.L. Van Eerd, I. O'Halloran, P.H. Sikkema and D.E. Robinson. (2015). Response of four fall-seeded cover crops to residues of selected herbicides. Crop Protection. 75: 11-17.
LeClair, E., R.L. Conner, D.E. Robinson and C.L. Gillard. (2015). Transmission of Anthracnose (Colletotrichum lindemuthianum) in dry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) with artificial and natural inoculum in a wet and dry canopy. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 95: 913-921.
Yu, L., L.L. Van Eerd, I. O'Halloran, P.H. Sikkema, and D. Robinson. (2014). Response of four spring-seeded cover crops to residues of selected herbicides. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 95: 303-313.
McNaughton, K.E., P.H. Sikkema and D.E. Robinson. (2013). Response of processing tomato to simulated bromoxynil drift followed by in-crop metribuzin application. Weed Technology. 27: 762-767.
Robinson, D.E., N. Soltani, C. Shropshire and P.H. Sikkema. (2013). Cyprosulfamide safens isoxaflutole in sweet corn (Zea mays L.). HortScience. 48: 1262-1265.
Robinson, D.E., K.E. McNaughton and D. Bilyea. (2013). Comparison of sequential preemergence-postemergence and postemergence-alone weed management strategies during critical period of red beet (Beta vulgaris L.). Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 93: 863-870.